In 1985 the International Center of Photography (ICP) presented an exhibition of photographs by Russian photographers, The Russian War: 1941-1945. It commemorated the ending of World War ll. The work of Dimitri Baltermants was highly featured in the show and he was present at the opening. Born in 1912 to an academic family in St. Petersburg, he had a large friendly personality that filled the building on 94th Street. Some people called him the Russian Robert Capa, much to his obvious pleasure. Also present for the opening was Oleg Troyanovsky, the Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations. He was a...
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