Alexander Rodchenko

Alexander Rodchenko is probably most well-known for his involvement in the Russian movement called Constructivism, which came about shortly after the Russian Revolution and lasted up to about 1934, when it was replaced by Socialist Realism.

His photographic style took the form of documentary, and he photographed his subjects at odd angles in many cases with the intention to shock the viewer. He wrote:

“One has to take several different shots of a subject, from different points of view and in different situations, as if one examined it in the round rather than looked through the same key-hole again and again.”

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