New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1991.Used Book.
Hardcover (full cloth), with dust jacket. Large square 4to, 155 pp., 72 full page plates. Very good.
First edition. Introduction by Joseph Brodsky.
Lev Poliakov was born in 1934 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He studied at the Lesgaf Medical Institute for Physical Education. In the 60's as a professional diver, he participated in the filming of a cult movie Amphibian Man. Lev Poliakov worked as a photographer in Lenizdat.
In January 1973 Lev Poliakov immigrated to the USA. In 1974, his first exhibition took place at the gallery on Park Avenue, New York. Lev Poliakov worked with Jacques Cousteau and was a part of the Middletown project with Peter Davis at PBS (Channel 13). His photographs had been published in Time Magazine, Vogue, and The New York Times.
Lev Poliakov's photographs are part of private collections through out the world and have been auctioned at Sotheby's.