In the TrenchesArtist(s)Dmitri BaltermantsArtist NationalityRussian (culture or style)Object Creation Date1941-1945Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
16 in (40.64 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)Subject matter
In this photograph, a group of seven Soviet soldiers file through a shallow trench dug into an undulating field. The grassy terrain fills the foreground and tilts upward until it is cut off abruptly by the clear sky in the distance. While the soldiers all attempt to conceal themselves in the trench, the viewer remains conspicuously exposed. This image forms part of Baltermants’s larger project (as an official photographer to the Kremlin) which, spread across numerous portfolios, aimed to document scenes from the Soviet Union’s fight against Nazi Germany during World War II, known in the USSR as the Great Patriotic War. Physical Description
Seven soldiers form a single-file line as they crouch in a shallow trench dug into a field.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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