His pictures paint a rich, vivid account of a rapidly changing country during the great war. It was also on a society on the cusp of modernization which came with the revolution of 1917; his starkly contrasting subject matters of military, nature and agrarian living when juxtaposed create a rather proleptic dialogue for things about to come. Political dialogoue aside, they are a decadent treat for the eyes. The article is very interesting, follow the link above if you want to read the whole thing.
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Unknown Man, 1905-1915