Leonid Brezhnev

1975. Helsinki, Finland

General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and President of the USSR Leonid Brezhnev 1975 in Helsinki Finland.

Selenium toned gelatin silver print


On July 28, 1975, [President Gerald Ford] and thirty other heads of state attended the Helsinki Conference. It was there that I got one of the best shots ever of one of my favorite subjects, General Secretery Brezhnev...The photo showed the General Secretery, a cigarette in one hand, glancing slyly out of the corner of his eye. General Brent Scowcroft, who had dealt extensively with the Russian leader, told me it captured his personality perfectly. "

Excerpt from Shooter by David Hume Kennerly, 1979.

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