Veterans of the Great Patriotic War

Victory Day, many veterans gathered in Gorky Park in Moscow. James Hill, a photographer, "New York Times" in Russia, in 2006, made a makeshift photo studio in the park under the open sky and took several portraits of field nurses, snipers, gunners, radio operators and guerrillas. Mr. Hill returned to Gorky Park on Victory Day in 2007. In the 2008th and 2009th. While the number of living veterans decreases, its gallery veterans grows, it took about 500 photos. "They rightly considered heroes in Russian society," wrote Mr. Hill. "But I did not try to take them in heroic poses. I just wanted to show them themselves as ordinary people who happened to live in extraordinary times: men and women who lived and fought during the most turbulent years of the last century, who live in these memories until now. "Victory Day 2010 out photo book by James Hill "Victory Day", which contains a series of these portraits is published by Colibri. Exhibition James Hill opened at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art from April 29.





Raisa A. Ivanov, born in 1924, the signalman defense and Vladimir Semenovich Semenov, born in 1921, the marines of the North Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Black Sea. (2006)




Gabriel Maksimovic Bogomolov, born in 1918, the scout. (2008).




Filip Galina Filippova, born in 1931, and Zoe Maksimovna Gerasimov, born in 1930, guerrillas (2006).




Vasily Popov, born in 1924, a machine gunner border detachment (2009).




Valentina Yauyus (Frontline Artist), Alla Dmitrievna Gerashenkova (War Child), Nina Parfёnovnaya Pyatnitska (ordinary infantry), Elena Dmitrievna Goceva (telephone operator in the infantry).



Yuri Stepanovich Zaguskin, born in 1924, torpedo boats, the Baltic Fleet. (2007)



Alexander Timofeev Philippovich, born in 1926, a machine gunner and mechanic, Air Force, and Eugene N. Timofeev, born in 1932, the rear. (2007)



Catherine G. Salenko, born in 1922, radio operator infantry. (2008)



Sailors of the Baltic, Northern and Pacific fleets. (2008)



Lyudmila K. Isayev, born in 1920, scout, cavalry and Ivan Nikitich Reshetilov, born in 1925, an intelligence officer. (2008)



Lyudmila Belentsova, born in 1924, a nurse. (2008).



August A. Bachinskiy, born in 1924, the commander, the Baltic Fleet and Yuri Fomichev, born in 1925, the marines of the Baltic and Pacific fleets. (2007).



Nikolai Bandura, born in 1923, the signalman, the infantry. (2007).



Ivan Petrovich Vertelko, born in 1926, armored forces. (2009)



Benjamin P. Voronov, born in 1922, the regimental commander. (2009).



Anna A. Gurov, born in 1925, detachments warning service air attack.



Fyodor Fighters, born in 1927, driver, gunner, an electrician in the torpedo boats, the Pacific Fleet. (2009).



Eugene P. Ostroumov (officer, infantry), Valentin Y. Boikova (nurse), Vladimir Pavlovich Ilyakov (officer), Joseph Izrail'evich Abugov (ordinary infantry), Michael Fomich Klimov (officer).



Kuzminichna Galina Maximova, born in 1927, sanitary instructor of infantry. (2008).

Photo © NYT / James Hill

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