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30,000 Photos Discovered In A Russian Attic That Reveal Daily Life In 1960s-80s USSR

30,000 Photos Discovered In A Russian Attic That Reveal Daily Life In 1960s-80s USSR image

30,000 Photos Discovered In A Russian Attic That Reveal Daily Life In 1960s-80s USSR

It was no secret that Masha Ivashintsova was constantly taking photos during her life in Russia. She was prolific during the period of 1960-1999 and everyone knew it.

But here's the weird thing – though everyone knew she was shooting, no one ever saw her photos, not even her kids.

After her death due to cancer, Masha's daughter decided to go look through her mother's photos. Hidden away in the attic, she found 30,000 photos.

These incredible images provide a glimpse into the world of Leningrad's underground art scene in the 1960s-80s. Masha was right in the center of it all, and due to her proximity to other artistic geniuses, Masha felt her work wasn't good enough to show publicly. Thus, her secrecy.

The photos are poetic and deeply moving. These are everyday people doing everyday activities.

It was also during these years that Masha would be forced to spend several grueling years in a USSR mental hospital which, under the Soviet Regime, sought to standardize its patients' way of thinking.

Masha died in 2000 and her work is now displayed on a website here and also the Masha Galleries, thanks to the help of her family. You can also follow her work as it is released gradually through Instagram.

Via Peta Pixel

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