The Russian photojournalist was responsible for documenting the economic transformation of Uzbekistan -- from its traditional, feudal system to the modern Soviet republic between 1920 and 1940.
Penson founded an art school in Kokand, Turkestan after the Russian Revolution of 1917 in which he was director and teacher on draftsmanship to 350 Uzbek children. Soon, he obtained a camera which changed his life there, capturing the economic progression with over 30,000 photographs by 1940. Penson also captured the industrialization of the cotton trade in the country. Thus his photographs circulated in Soviet media. He won the Grand Prix Award at the World Exhibition in Paris for his portrait "Uzbek Madonna". FIlm theorist and filmmaker Sergei Einstein would then describe the photographer:
"There cannot be many masters left who choose a specific terrain for their work, dedicate themselves completely to and make it an integrated part of their personal destiny. It is, for instance, virtually impossible to speak about the city of Ferghana without mentioning the omnipresent Penson who travelled all over Uzbekistan with his camera. His unparalleled photo archives contain material that enables us to trace a period in the republic's history, year by year and page by page".
The final chapter of my Chernobyl adventure takes us to Duga III. A super secret Rocket defense system of the CCCP, which was even unknown to most Soviet citizens. But hobby radio enthusiasts all over Europe could hear a strange repetitive knocking sound which originated from Duga III, which was dubbed Woodpecker.
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Colors mean differently for all walks of life, and Japan has its own color system to recognize. We introduce to you sakurairo, a Japanese traditional color that is named after the cherry blossoms of spring.
Krzystyna Caldarone of Vintage Girl Studios shares with us her love for 1940's and 50's style. From clothing to hair and composition, Vintage Girl Studio is 100% authentic vintage. Working with the Lomo'Instant Wide we got to see a modern twist on vintage photo classics.
Pripyat is a modern day Atlantis. The inhabitants of the Soviet town had to run from the nuclear disaster and therefore it has been preserved more or less in the state of 1986. I made my way up to the North of Ukraine thirty years after the catastrophe. This is the second part of this adventure.
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For the wandering Lomographer, we've got some alternative locations and destinations you might want to check out for picture-perfect travelogues. Away from the busy Manhattan streets, we bring you to the chill neighborhood of Coney Island and its relaxing shores.
The arts have become a mode of therapy to many, and for photographer Jana Ludwig, it's her escapism from the present as she faces the issues of her past, her relationships, deeply-buried feelings and her subconsciousness.
A new year means a new set of goals and resolutions. Have you been listing your objectives for 2018? It's time to wake up from the holiday lethargy and be the go-getter you're meant to be. Allow this Monday Moodboard of ours to give you the right push!
They say it's a small world, but our critter friends beg to differ. From an ant's point of view, the world is vast and overwhelming. Lomography's Fisheye No. 2 mimics this unique angle for a fresher photographic perspective.