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Alexander Rodchenko : Revolution in photography
Alexander Rodchenko
Revolution in photography
Julia B., April 21, 2008
Alexander Rodchenko_Mother
Alexander Rodchenko_Mother
 
Alexander Rodchenko is regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th century and the most important Soviet photographer. He worked as a decorator, furniture and theater designer, printer, painter, sculptor, and photographer. Best known as a Russian Constructivist artist, he co-wrote the Constructivists' manifesto in 1921 which advocated the use of machine-made materials such as wire, glass, and sheet metal in the creation of socially useful art for a society in the midst of revolution. Rodchenko turned to photography in 1924. An ardent experimenter, he regarded the camera as a highly flexible drawing instrument. His use of foreshortening and non-vertical camera angles became trademark techniques. He advised aspiring photographers to "take several different photographs of an object, from different places and positions as though looking it over."

Alexander Rodchenko_Mother, 1924
Alexander Rodchenko_Mother, 1924
 
Alexander Rodchenko_Untitled
Alexander Rodchenko_Untitled
 
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