Yakov Khalip

Халип, Яков Ниолаевич


Born St. Petersburg,  1908

Died Moscow, 1980


After settling in Moscow in 1921, Yakov Khalip studied cinematography where he graduated as a cameraman and became a still photographer for the soviet journals Pravda, Isvestia, and Kransaia Niva. Besides documenting social change, he often collaborated with his friends, avant-garde artists Alexander Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova. His photographs were often included in their graphic designs for the printed page. During the 1940s, Khalip served at the front as a correspondent in World War II and continued documentary working for USSR in Construction, Ogoniok, Smena, and later for Sovietskii Soiuz.