Nude, 1915-1930

Alexander Grinberg (Александр Данилович Гринберг, Aleksandr Danilovich Grinberg) (1885–1979) was a Russian and Soviet photographer. n 1908 he was awarded the silver medal in the all-Russian photo exhibition in Moscow and the gold medal in the international photo-exhibition in Dresden.Since 1929, the year of the "Great Break", with the turn in the Soviet politics toward arts, his erotic photography was declared inappropriate for Soviet morale, as a feature of the "overindulged idleness of the rich". Nevertheless he risked exhibitions of semi-naked women, and was eventually sentenced to Gulag labor camps (1936–1939) "for distribution of pornography."

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