PAY ON THE DOOR Soviet Space Dog Memorabilia with Martin Parr

24 July 2019 - 25 July 2019

18:30 - 19:30

Bristol HQ
The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House, 337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
United Kingdom

Tel:0117 3164480

RPS Member£3.50 
Non RPS Member£4.00 
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Martin Parr - Soviet Space Dog Memorabilia 

These objects tell the story of the earliest space flights, the first of which took place in 1951. The Soviets loved and respected the bravery and valour of these little dogs and so they were very popular and appeared on all kinds of objects like confectionary tins and cigarette packaging. The photographs of these dogs became iconic images.

Martin Parr is talking about his latest publication, Space Dogs based on items from his own personal collection of Soviet Memorabilia. In a regime that eschewed celebrating individual achievement, these dogs became Soviet superstars, with a vast array of merchandise, books and films in their honour.  Martin Parr has also loaned The RPS Space Steps exhibition items of Soviet and Apollo 11 memorabilia. Debbie Ireland will talk about the Apollo 11 items.

© Martin Parr Collection / Magnum Photos

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