The archive of Valery Faminsky (1914-1993) recently found in Moscow is a unique discovery. Taken in Berlin between April 22nd to May 24th 1945, the photographs show the ruins of the city, and the everyday life of its population and the Russian troops. Recorded without any pathos or propaganda, these photographs have a humanitarian perspective on the longing for peace, and the reality of war. Both the authenticity and the closeness to the events allow the viewer to witness these historic moments intimately.
Judging by the outstanding artistic quality of his photographs, Valery Faminsky is on a par with his with his contemporaries like Yevgeny Chaldej and Robert Capa.
Now these pictures are available for the first time in a comprehensive, high quality monograph in both English and German.