Alexander Uzlyan (1908—198?) was a Russian photojournalist.
Alexander Uzlyan was born in Rostov-on-Don in 1908. He graduated from the Soviet Higher State Institute of Cinematography. In the 1930s he joined the staff of Komsomolskaya Pravda, the newspaper of the Young Communist League.
Uzylan went on to work as a photojournalist for various Russian news organizations, including Izvestiya, Pravda , Literaturnaya Gazeta , and Ogonyok.
During World War II he accompanied the Black Sea Fleet, documenting its activities for the Soviet Information Bureau. His photographic record of Soviet naval exploits during the war have been described as giving "an impression of movement that is almost like a motion picture."
In the mid 1970s he left the USSR ad took up residence in the United States.
His photographs are still being distributed through Sovfoto agency. His photograph (credited only to 'Sovfoto') of a father and son doing calisthenics indoors in their underwear was sourced by Wayne Millerfor MoMA's world-touring 1955 exhibition The Family of Man curated by Edward Steichen.
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Sovfoto was established in 1932 as the only agency to represent Soviet photojournalism in America. It continues today as a commercial entity Sovfoto/Eastfoto. Collections from its archive are held also at MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Canada which in 2001 was donated 23,116 vintage gelatin silver prints dating from 1936 to 1957, while Amhurst University holds the Tass Sovfoto Photograph Collection, 1919–1963, the majority being from 1943–1963.
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