The establishment of Jewish autonomy in the Ukraine, Belorussia, the Crimea and the Far East in the 1920s and 1930s was accompanied by unprecedented propaganda campaigns, in which photographers also took an active part. From the mid-1920s they worked throughout the country, from Belorussia to Birobidzhan, proclaiming the successes of the Jewish agricultural colonies with photographs in newspapers and magazines in the USSR and abroad.
Among those who portrayed the Jewish agricultural colonies and kolkhozes in the USSR were photographic artists who achieved worldwide fame. A significant contribution to the creation of a photo-portrait of "new Soviet Jewry" was made by the photo-reporters of OZET's principal organ "Tribuna", as well as those of other Soviet Jewish publications.
A. Ivanov MARCH OF THE ENTHUSIASTS