Before Stalin-era Soviet restrictions on artistic expression turned Aleksandr Rodchenko's work into a paean to Communism, the legendary Russian artist revolutionized photography. "We have a duty to experiment" was his motto, turning away from a century of "introspective" photography.
With his Leica in hand, Rodchenko spent the 1920s creating daring experiments with perspective; he photographed with an outward focus and unusual points of view, framing the images with bold, oblique cuts. He lived through radical changes in his home country and ended up sparking radical change in h...
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