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Mark Markov-Grinberg
Modern 19th - 1945 Photographer
(Rostov-on-Don, Russia, November 27, 1907 - November 1, 2006, Moscow, Russia)

Mark B. Markov-Grinberg was born in Rostov-on-Don in 1907 where he began his creative career. In 1925 he became the photo correspondent for the newspaper "sovetskii ug" and the out of state correspondent for the magazine "ogonok". in 1926 he moved to study and work in Moscow, first working as a photo correspondent for union periodicals, and photographing for the magazine "smena". By 1930 he was invited to work on the staff of the tass press pool, enabling him to travel widely around the country. He photographed the construction of industrial sites, new kolkhozes and famous personalities like Maxim Gorky and Vladimir Mayakovsky. He refined his skill in the 1930s in the agency of souzphoto under the direction of experienced photo editors S. Evgenov and L. Mezhericher. In 1938 Markov-Grinberg transferred to work in the photo chronicle section of tass. In the period of war with Finland (1939-1940) he was war correspondent for this agency with the troops on the karelian front. In September of 1941 he was drafted to fight in World War II; while fighting at the front he continued to photograph, capturing moments of battle and moments of rest. In July of 1943 he was transferred to become the army correspondent for the military publication "slovo boitsa". After his demobilization in 1953 Markov-Grinberg worked for the numerous photo agencies and photo magazines. Outside of the Soviet Union his work was exhibited in Australia, France, Great Britain, Denmark, Poland, Hungary and many other places. He is an honored member of the Union of Photographers of Russia.


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