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2004/7/2 Photograph and original negative, black and white , Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin surrounded by children, taken by Valentin Shkolny, paper / acetate film, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), 1962 (printed Australia 1997). Click to enlarge.

Photograph and original negative, black and white , Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin surrounded by children, taken by Valentin Shkolny, paper / acetate film, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), 1962 (printed Australia 1997)

Made by Shkolny, Valentin in USSR, 1962-1963.

This portrait is an interesting example of an ‘informal’ version of an official Soviet photograph of Yuri Gagarin. Propaganda images of Gagarin surrounded by admiring crowds of adults and/or children are common and this photograph was taken by Shkolny while he was photographing Gagarin’s reception at Zukhovsky Air Force Base following his return from a goodwill tour. In addition to his ‘official’ images of the crowd of children welcoming Gagarin, Shkolny snapped this shot of Gagarin in an unguar...

Summary

Object No.

2004/7/2

Object Statement

Photograph and original negative, black and white , Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin surrounded by children, taken by Valentin Shkolny, paper / acetate film, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), 1962 (printed Australia 1997)

Physical Description

Photograph: black and white print produced from original negative showing Yuri Gagarin, first person in space, surrounded by children. This picture shows Gagarin in his military uniform smiling delightedly as he is mobbed by children. The picture was taken at Zukhovsky Air Force Base following Gagarin's return from a goodwill visit. The children are said to be those of his cosmonaut colleagues. The print is mounted on a standard commercial photogrpaphic board surrounded by a matt white frame.

Negative: black and white negative of the above photograph on acetate.

Marks

Inscribed on front mount in pencil 'YURI GAGARIN 1961'. Signature on back and stamp 'VALENTIN SHKOLKYI/Artist-Photographer/Member, International Federation of Artists/UNESCO/Professional and Creative Union of/Artists and Graphic Designers/PO Box 243 Lidcombe NSW Australia 2141/(02) 9727 5643'.

Production

Notes

Photograph taken 1962-63 by Valentin Shkolny, prominent Soviet photojournalist. Printed for the first time 1995-1997 from the original negative by the photographer. Shkolny had the negative sent to him in Australia by his wife, from his home in the Ukraine, where his collection of personal photographs is stored.

Photographed

Shkolny, Valentin USSR 1962-1963

History

Notes

This photograph was taken by Valentin Shkolny for his personal collection and has never been previously printed or published.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2004

Acquisition Date

21 January 2004

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Photograph and original negative, black and white , Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin surrounded by children, taken by Valentin Shkolny, paper / acetate film, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), 1962 (printed Australia 1997) 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 August 2019, <https://ma.as/343280>

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