Tuesday, 20 March 2018

I Have Stumbled Across An Incredible Find,

over 30,000 unseen previously photographs,

 Russian artist and theater critic Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) had a secret, 

whilst in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) from the 1960-1999,

 she took over 30,000 pictures of the city and it's people,

 it wasn’t until years after her death in 2000 that her daughter Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan stumbled upon her vast collection of negatives while cleaning out the attic,

the photographs showcase an astounding look into the inner world of Ivashintsova, while also providing a glimpse of everyday life, Ivashintosova was heavily engaged in the city’s underground poetry and photography movement, yet never showed anyone her images, poetry, or personal writing during her lifetime, 

a group of close family friends are working to scan the entirety of Ivashintsova’s life’s work, You can view more of her recently discovered images on this website and Instagram specifically created to share her legacy, what a treasure trove for any historian who wants to study Leningrad, as it was known, from 1960-1999.

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