Edition : First / New York / Dashwood Books / Archive of Modern Conflict / 2011 / Softcover. / Near Fine 8vo, Unpaginated (52pp). Printed wraps. Numerous Colour and Black & White plates. A little rubbed to covers. One of 500 copies.
“Although beauty contests did not find favor in the Soviet Union until the late 1980s by 1991 before the collapse of the Soviet Union the soviet beauty queen had a become symbol of perestroika itself. These photographs were taken 1988 – 1990 in Leningrad at various beauty contests and at the Leningrad Beauty Institute, an academy preparing aspiring beauty queens for competition and acquired in St. Petersburg by The Archive of Modern Conflict.” amazing.