In Moscow, at the age of 83, Russian photographer and photojournalist Vladimir Lagrange has died. This was reported by founder of the Lumiere Brothers Gallery and Center for Photography Natalya Grigorieva-Litvinskaya on her page on Facebook.
“He was an author very close to me, a person close to me. I passed each of his work through myself, I passed through myself every conversation and meeting with him, every telephone conversation. We were separated by many years, but Lagrange was for me the most Russian, the most Moscow, the most dear after my big family, — wrote Grigoryeva-Litvinskaya.
The cause of death has not been reported. According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, farewell to Vladimir Lagrange will take place on January 25 from 11:00 to 12:00 at the Troyekurovo funeral home. (Ryabinovaya st., 24, building 11).
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Vladimir Lagrange was born in 1939 in Moscow.
- In 1959-1963. worked in the TASS newsreel.
- From 1963-1989. was a special photo correspondent for the magazine “Soviet Union”.
- In 1989-1991. worked in Rodina magazine.
- From 1991 to 1995. was a photojournalist for the Moscow bureau of the French agency Sipa-Press.
Vladimir Lagrangetook pictures in the genre of economic, social and political reporting. His photos, in addition to the Soviet press, were published in many foreign newspapers and magazines: Freie Welt, Newsweek, Paris Match, etc.
Since 1961, he took part in photo exhibitions and photography competitions. In 1963 he received a gold medal in Budapest, in 1965 in Moscow at VDNKh — bronze. In 2002, the Union of Journalists of Russia and the Guild of Professional Media Photographers awarded Lagrange for his creative contribution to photography with the main prize — «Golden Eye of Russia».
In 1987, among 100 photojournalists from all over the world, he participated in the creation of the book “One Day in the Life of the Soviet Union”, published in the USA.
In 1964, Vladimir Lagrange became a member of the Union of Journalists, since 1991 &mdash ; Union of Photo Artists.
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The photographer's work is in private collections in Russia, Italy, Switzerland, England, Australia.
Vladimir Lagrange's solo exhibitions:
- 1960s. — “The Seven-Year Plan in Action”, “Our Youth”, International Exhibition in Budapest;
- 1970s — “USSR: country and people in artistic photography”, “Interpressphoto”, “World press photo”;
- 1999 — “Motives”;
- 2002 — «Bumblebee Look»;
- 2003 — «Seasons»;
- 2007 — “Big Encyclopedia of Small Life” (gallery «Fine Art»);
- 2008-2009. — “So we lived” (Photo gallery named after the Lumiere brothers);
- 2009 — “People Y. Report from a parallel world” (Winzavod Contemporary Art Center at FotoLoft Gallery).
Son Eugene Lagrange (b. 1976) — operator of NTV and Russia 1 TV channels. Died March 22, 2013 in a motorcycle crash in Italy.