Photo correspondents of the times of the Great Patriotic War created hundreds of memorable pictures that during the post-war years managed to spread through various publications, new generations are familiar with what happened in the bloody war. Today, many modern editions using new photo processing styles, publish old footage in a new visual perusal.
Military photojournalists with their "soap cases" often found themselves where the chance to survive was striving for zero. Thanks to the work of these people, we have the opportunity to touch stories and see with my own eyes how our grandfathers and great-grandfathers saw this war.
One of those photojournalists, whose works have reached our days, is Mikhail Savin. Mikhail Ivanovich went through the whole war with a camera in his hands. Moreover, his shots have become a real classic of the art of the military photographer. Savin was born back in the year 1915. From 1939, he worked in TASS Photo Chronicles. Photographing war days began in June 1941. His camera captured the bitterness of the retreat of the Soviet troops, and the glorious military pages: the defense of Moscow, the Battle of Kursk, the offensive of the Soviet troops in Europe. For his unparalleled work, Mikhail Savin was awarded the medal "For the Victory over Germany" and "For Courage." Mikhail Ivanovich talked about the talisman that he tried to carry with him during the war. This mascot was for him a ring of porcelain, which was previously used for hanging curtains. Mikhail Ivanovich believed that it was this ring that saved him more than once from the most difficult situations when the probability of survival was minimal.
The work of press photographer Mikhail Savin today is an example of how a true professional should relate to his work. Thanks to this attitude, the world was able to see pictures of the war as it was.