Emotional shots can surely move audiences

Victory for All exhibition, prepared by Belarusian Telegraph Agency, launches in Gomel

Victory for All exhibition, prepared by Belarusian Telegraph Agency, launches in Gomel

From the BELTA archives, 74 unique photos dedicated to Victory are on show, including those by famous military correspondents, and some little known shots capturing partisan life. Most tackle the liberation of regional cities across the Republic.

Great Patriotic War veteran Fiodor Krivonogov with youngsters at exhibition in Mogilev

Battles involving the partisans and underground resistance are recorded, as are moments during the occupation and liberation. Some were taken in pre-war days and others post-war, with most of the latter dedicated to 70th anniversary celebrations marking Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders.

Almost all the photos are black-and-white and all are highly emotional, allowing us to empathise with the thoughts and feelings of those portrayed. The shots have already appeared in the Victory — One for All photo album, released by the Belarusian Telegraph Agency Publishing House to mark the 70th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation (funded by the Standing Commission of the Union State). The project has involved the National Library and the Belarusian State Archive of Film, Photography and Sound Recording.

After being shown in Gomel, the exhibition will tour each regional centre, returning to Minsk on the eve of Victory Day.

By Mikhail Svetlov
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