In 1947, Robert Capa and writer John Steinbeck landed in Moscow to begin a six-w…


In 1947, Robert Capa and writer John Steinbeck landed in Moscow to begin a six-week assignment to document the ordinary lives of men and women in the Soviet Union. ‘A Russian Journal’ was published the following year.

To mark the 70th anniversary, Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak and writer Julius Strauss have set out to retrace their steps. You can follow weekly updates here as we share snapshots of their journey alongside quotes from the original book.

“We don’t know what the stewardess does either. She seems to have no relation to the passengers. No food is carried by the plane for the passengers, but the passengers make up for this by carrying great quantities of food for themselves.” – from ‘A Russian Journal’




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