HREC Photo Directory

The HREC Online Photo Directory will contain over 100 authenticated photographs from the Holodomor of 1932-33, and will be published in early 2020. The directory is the first such resource focused on photographs not sanctioned by Soviet officials, but rather those taken by foreign visitors to the Soviet Union and local photographers, often surreptitiously. These’ photographs were subsequently published in the West during the 1930s, although their providential details would only be revisited by scholars in the 1980s. Photographs by locals are sparse, and those recently discovered offer haunting insights into a family’s experience of the Famine.