1950 - 1970s
Alexander Ovchinnikovwasa senior member of the Armenian TelegraphicCompanyandhadregularly published his photographsin the Armenian and Soviet press. Most of his reportage workrelates to the propagationof Armenia's industrial and agricultural developmentas well asurban constructionprojects. As noted by the correspondent of ‘SovetskoeFoto’magazine, Ochchinikov liked to employ sharp contraststo in order to "overcome the technical dryness of the subject"as is evident in his series devoted to Kirov (Nairit) Chemical Plant. (1)Withtheirbrilliant formal solutions these images convey not only the power of industrial machines, but also the strange aesthetic beautyof such‘inhuman’ metal architecture.
Unfortunately, the work of thistalented Armenianphotographer of Russian origin is now forgotten and the later creative and biographical trajectory is not known to us.
1) (unsigned), ‘V Obyektive Armenia’ [‘In the Lens is Armenia’, in Russian], Sovetskoe Foto, no.7, 1965, p.3
documentary, photo correspondent
(unsigned), ‘V Obyektive Armenia’ [‘In the Lens is Armenia’, in Russian], Sovetskoe Foto, no.7, 1965, p.3
1965։ Three Years With Camera in Factories, Solo exhibition, Kirov Chemical Plant, Yerevan