Odessa in 1982. Photos by British photojournalist Ian Berry
In 1982, the Magnum Photos photojournalist took a series of street photos about the life of Soviet citizens of Odessa.
Ian Berry was born in Lancashire, England. He made his reputation in South Africa, where he worked for the Daily Mail and later for Drum magazine. He was the only photographer to document the massacre at Sharpeville in 1960, and his photographs were used in the trial to prove the victims’ innocence.
Important editorial assignments have included work for National Geographic, Fortune, Stern, Geo, national Sunday magazines, Esquire, Paris-Match and Life. Berry has also reported on the political and social transformations in China and the former USSR
In 1964, Berry moved to London and started working for Observer Magazine. Since then, he has traveled the world filming documentary photographs of social and political struggles in China, the Republic of the Congo, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Israel, Ireland, Vietnam and the countries of the former Soviet Union.
In 1982, Ian Berry traveled to Odessa and took a series of photographs about the life of Soviet citizens of Odessa. This is how he captured her: