Yakov Khalip. The Heir to the Avant-garde. Azerbaijan Diary exhibition

Yakov Khalip. The Heir to the Avant-garde. Azerbaijan Diary exhibition

18.11.2019 - 29.03.2020

On November 18, the Heir to the Avant-garde. Azerbaijan Diary exhibition featuring works by Yakov Khalip, a recognized photographer also known as the classic of the Soviet photography,launched at the Heydar Aliyev Center.


The exhibition, the first of its kind in Baku, was arranged together with the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow.


Over 100 fascinating works by the artist made during the time span of 1930-1960’s are displayed at the show.


Along with Yakov Khalip’s works known as classic pieces of the Soviet photographic art, the display features photos made by the artist Azerbaijan for the first time.


The display includes some ‘golden’ photographs, magazine snapshots and other joint works by Yakov Khalip and Alexander Rodchenko, his colleague and co-author. The collection also features photos of rescuing the legendary Papanin’s expedition at North Pole 1 arctic station, as well as WW2 photo galleries with poet Konstantin Simonov and post-war collections depicting former Soviet Union and other countries.


The display at the Heydar Aliyev Center also highlights pieces from Yakov Khalip’s family archive along with various documents, telegrams and postcards mailed to him in the 1930’s, unique books and magazines illustrated by Y.Khalip, his subject albums, etc.


The Exhibition shall run until March 29, 2020.