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Portraits of Siberia from the Détente Era

In 1978, photographer Nathan Farb traveled to the Soviet industrial city of Novosibirsk. He took a series of intimate and revealing portraits of its citizens that had to be smuggled out of the country via diplomatic pouch. Nearly four decades later, these portraits show a culture that is long gone yet continues to influence today’s Russia. Farb will present select pieces from his collection, many of which have been shown in museums around the globe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Izabella Tabarovsky who grew up in Novosibirsk at the time the portraits were taken, will offer commentary from the cultural, historical, and personal perspectives.

Date & Time

Nov. 16, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Portraits of Siberia from the Détente Era

In 1978, photographer Nathan Farb traveled to the Soviet industrial city of Novosibirsk. He took a series of intimate and revealing portraits of its citizens that had to be smuggled out of the country via diplomatic pouch. Nearly four decades later, these portraits show a culture that is long gone yet continues to influence today’s Russia. Farb will present select pieces from his collection, many of which have been shown in museums around the globe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Izabella Tabarovsky who grew up in Novosibirsk at the time the portraits were taken, will offer commentary from the cultural, historical, and personal perspectives.


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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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