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Inge Morath’s Russian Journal

Documenting a world usually restricted to outsiders, Inge Morath's 'Russian Journal' is a personal insight into the soul of the country

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Inge Morath | Russian Journal State Ballet School. Leningrad, USSR. 1965. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal A sleigh drawn by five horses. Leningrad, USSR. 1965. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal A view of Red Square in the early morning from the National Hotel's dining room. To the right is Kremlin's fortified wall. Moscow, USSR. 1965. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal Decoration of the Red Square. Moscow, USSR. 1988. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal Circus school. Moscow, Russia. 1989. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal Leo Tolstoy's bedroom at the Yasnaya Polyana. Outside Tula, USSR. 1965. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal Drawing room in novelist Lev Kassil's house. (left to right) Madame Sobinov, widow of the tenor, under an early portrait of herself. Her granddaughter, Lev Kassil and his wife. Russia. 1965. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal Statue of Lenin still dominates the main square of the capital of Armenia. Yerevan, USSR. 1987. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal Poet Joseph Brodsky on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress. Leningrad, USSR. 1967. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal Pavel Korin. Moscow, USSR. 1965. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal Olga Andreyev Carlisle, painter/writer. USSR. 1972. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal Sunday morning at the bird market. Moscow, Russia. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal During 'Festival of the Grapes' an old man walks around the church, kissing each corner. Georgia, USSR. 1967. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath | Russian Journal Dosojewski's Leningrad (Crime and Punishment). Courtyard between Raskolnikov's lodgings and the Pawnbroker's house. USSR. 1967. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos

Inge Morath began visiting the Soviet Union in 1965. Along with her husband, Arthur Miller, she had been privileged to enter worlds usually closed to most foreign travelers; feasting with Nobel Prize-winning poets to touring remote villages where the Revolution seems to never have happened; and forged lasting friendships with the artists and writers whose work is the very embodiment of the Russian soul.