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Lev Borodulin (b. 1923, Moscow) enrolled at the Art Department at Moscow’s Institute of Polygraphy in 1940, but the following year went to serve in the war. He was awarded medals for the Defence of Moscow and for Taking Berlin. After the war, Borodulin finished his studies and started working in sports photography. As a convinced formalist, he followed the founders of Soviet modernism; Alexander Rodchenko and Boris Ignatovich. In the fifteen years he worked for the Ogonyok magazine, Borodulin travelled around the world shooting Olympics and World Championships.
Borodulin was recognised as one of the world’s best photographers. In 1973, at the height of his fame, Borodulin moved to Israel, where he continued work, and became a successful collector. To date, The Borodulin Collection is one of the world’s largest collections of classic Soviet photography.