Yevgeny Khaldei, 1917-1997, captured half a century of striking images of Soviet history. One of the most famous photographers of World War II, he covered that conflict from its opening hours in the far north through to the taking of Berlin and eventually the Nuremberg Trials.
In 1948 he lost his job, either because of the post-war frenzy of antisemitism which began in that year and continued until Stalin's death, or because he was an admirer of Tito, who had broken with Stalin: either would have sufficed. He slipped into obscurity.
For years, his photographs were reproduced in Russia and in the west without his name on them. In 1995, 50 years after the war's end, he began to be exhibited again in Europe and the United States.