The works of Moses Nappelbaum (
The exhibition presented over one hundred photographic portraits taken by Moses Nappelbaum throughout his life.In addition to demonstrating the creative evolution of one of Russia’s outstanding photographers, the exhibition acted as an encyclopedia of prolific personalities of pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union.
The photographs were nestled in sculptural volumes that stretched along a narrow gallery space, framing shades of sepia and grey with a radiant blue.
Architecture: Olga Treivas, Vera Odyn, Vlada Rodionova, Jakub Lang
Client: Jewish Museum and Centre for Tolerance
Photographs provided by The Jewish Museum and Centre for Tolerance
Nappelbaum’s portraits captured the cultural and political elite of pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union, including prolific personalities such as Anna Akhmatova, Vladimir Lenin, Alexander Block, Boris Pasternak, Sergei Prokofiev among many others.
Instantly recognizable, each work reveals the artist’s characteristic approach.