[Shadow Portrait of Meyerhold Directing, Moscow]

Iakov Toltchan Russian

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The Russian avant-garde theater director Vsevolod E. Meyerhold believed it essential to have a photographic record of his productions, which otherwise were ephemeral. Fernand Crommelynk's Magnanimous Cuckold, staged in 1922, was the first to be so documented. Toltchan, a photographer and cameraman, portrayed the legendary director in action when the two worked together in Moscow in the 1920s.

[Shadow Portrait of Meyerhold Directing, Moscow], Iakov Toltchan, Gelatin silver print

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