Valentin Khukhlaev

VALENTIN KHUKHLAEV (1916-2010)

Valentin Khukhlaev was born in Petrograd. In the 1930s, he became interested in photography and graduated in 1939 from photo-reporters at Soyuz-Foto, the predecessor of TASS Photo Chronicles. During the Second World War, he was a navigator, and then an artilleryman on the Belorussian front. For participation in the fighting, Senior Lieutenant Valentin Khukhlaev was awarded the Order of the Red Star and many medals.

In 1946, Khukhlaev came to the TASS photo chronicle, where he worked as a photojournalist for over 50 years, making about a thousand photo reports. He filmed the post-war reconstruction of cities, various achievements in industry and agriculture, city festivals, festivals, foreign events — various themes of the country's life. The photographer paid special attention to sports competitions, aviation and naval holidays, automobile enterprises - everything that was somehow connected with the theme of the movement. So, in the lens of the photographer were: car races, car dealerships, car parades, motorcycle holidays, the largest machine-building enterprises ZIL and AZLK, the issues of the iconic models “ZIL”, “ZIS” and “Muscovites”.

Valentin Khukhlaev is a world renowned photographer. Many works of the author were published in the Russian and international press, and also took part in more than 30 all-Union and international exhibitions.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016   In the movement, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow

1998   From Rodchenko to Present Days, A-3 Gallery, Moscow

1970-1976 USSR: a Country and People in Artistic Photographs, an annual foreign exhibition

1959-1965 Seven year plan in action, Moscow

1960    Africa fights and wins, Moscow