Vadim Kovrigin

Ковригин, Вадим Владимирович


Born Donbass, 1901

Died Moscow, 1962


Kovrigin, son of a noble mine engineer, joined the red Army in 1921 and served until 1925. After he worked as a teacher in Chita and Irkutsk. In 1930 he moved to Moscow where he started working as a photoreporter. He became acquainted with Maiakovskii, Rodschenko and Malevich (who painted his portrait). From 1933 to 1936 Kovrigin worked as a photographer for the USSSR in Construction magazine. During the war he was a photo correspondent for the Northern Fleet. He was arrested in 1950 and exiled to Kazakhstan. He was rehabillitated in 1956 and reinstated as a TASS photographer