Victor Ershov’s People
It’s not an easy task to find his work on internet, in this age in which you can find everything about everyone. But I was preparing a new Out of the Blues, when I stumbled upon couple webpages with some of his work. But maybe his life explains why.
Victor Ershov was born in Estonia, in 1949, moving afterwards with his family to Moscow where he started studying film and photography at the Palace of Pioneers, a famous studio headed by Izrail Isaakovich Goldberg, who trained dozens of professional photographers including photo correspondents working for Ogonyok and Soviet Photo magazines and APN and Reuter news agencies. After getting his graduation in journalism he then went through famous underground exhibitions by Moscow Gorkom on Malaya Gruzinskaya street. Victor Ershov dies on a Moscow suburban train though, in circumstances that have never been explained. His archive was given to the Yuri Rybchinsky and Eduard Gladkov Fund, to be transferred later to the Moscow House of Photography.
Victor Ershow never became famous. He was a post-Soviet in the Soviet times.
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