Andrei Teleshev

Born: 1900, Moscow
Died: 1966, Moscow

Photographer. Born in the family of writer Nikolai Teleshev in Moscow (1900). Graduated from the Department of Art and Archaeology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Moscow University (1925). Worked for the State Academy of Artistic Sciences, Study of Cinematography and its museum (from 1925). Contributed to the Art of Movement exhibitions (1925–28). Translated László Moholy-Nagy’s Photography or Painting into Russian (1928–29). Head of the Study of Photography at the Obukh Scientific Research Institute (1929–38). Secretary of the photography section of the Union of Cinema Workers and Photographers (1936–38). Joined the Moscow Home Guard (1941). Editor of literature on photography at Iskusstvo Publishers (1953–63) and editor of Soviet Photo magazine (from 1957). Died in Moscow and buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery (1966).

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