Archive - Nicolas Tikhomiroff: 1927-2016
Magnum photographer Nicolas Tikhomiroff sadly passed away on 17th April 2016.
Nicolas Tikhomiroff was born in Paris to Russian "émigrés" parents. He joined the army at the age of 17 following the Liberation of Paris. After finishing his military service, Tikhomiroff found work in the darkroom of a fashion photographer. Using a Rolleiflex, he began to take photographs for many magazines, including Marie France.
In 1956, a decisive encounter with French journalist Michel Chevalier led him to accompany Chevalier as a freelance photographer. This relationship resulted in long trips to the Soviet...