Monday, September 1, 2008

Gas Attack Rehearsal, USSR, 1937

Near Leningrad, 1937

Not a lot of info on the photographer, Victor Bulla (1883-1944) other than that he was one of the first Soviet press photographers and that on July 15 1938, Victor Bulla was judged a "people's enemy" and taken in shackles aboard a train bound for the gulags to serve a 10-year sentence. He died of cancer in an unknown prison camp in 1944. His father, Karl Bulla was known as the father of photo-reporting in Russia.

No comments: