160 pictures from private collections and the secret FSB archives are displayed.
An exhibition titled ‘Unknown Siege’ has opened in St. Petersburg’s photo records center. 160 pictures from private collections and from the secret archives of the Federal Security Service are displayed.
Photographers working in the besieged Leningrad had restrictions as to what and how they should take pictures of. There was a strict censorship banning photos that could discourage the troops defending the city and the residents of Leningrad.
Alexander Veselov, chief artist of Limbus Press publishing house, explains: ‘It is not a traditional project as we did not exhibit separate pictures, but printed album spreads preserving the album composition. You can walk and look at these pictures for hours, finding new fantastic details.’
The pictures are ranged in chronological order from the start of the war till the Victory Day. The exhibition is open till March 22.
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