Photo archive Nikolai Molodovsky

Nikolai Molodovsky (1899-1986) was born in Russia and emigrated to France in 1920 at the end of the Russian Civil War. In 1933 he moved to Prien am Chiemsee and began working there as a freelance photographer.

During his more than 40 years of work, he created a broad oeuvre, including photographs of Bavarian customs and the world of work between the 1950s and 1970s. With his camera, Molodovsky documented everyday rural life in post-war Bavaria. In doing so, he created snapshots at moments, which often tell stories. His interests also included Upper and Lower Bavarian villages and churches as well as local artists.

The archive comprises around 69,000 negatives, slides, and prints in total and was acquired by the BSB in 2022.

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>> This collection is part of the holdings of the Picture Archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library).