Emil Otto Hoppé: Photographs of the Ballets Russes
On view through March 8, 2020
Museum of Russian Icons
Clinton, Massachusetts

“Emil Otto Hoppé: Photographs from the Ballets Russes,” pays homage to the genius of two men: famed Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev who, more than a century ago, founded the Ballets Russes; and renowned photographer Emil Otto Hoppé, who, between 1911 and 1921, photographed the champions of that illustrious company.

85 platinum prints, both studio portraits and ballet sequences, chronicle not only the leading stars of the Ballets Russes such as Vaslav Nijinsky, Adolph Bolm, Michel and Vera Fokine, and Tamara Karsavina, but also celebrities whose connection with Diaghilev was tangential–such as Mathilde Kschessinska, Anna Pavlova, and Hubert Stowitts.

Image credits:
Hubert Stowitts, 1920. ©E.O. Hopé Estate Collection/Curatorial Assistance Inc.