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Peter Bock-Schroeder’s story reads a bit like a movie;
larger-than-life with plenty of plot twists.
The hippodrome is one of the largest horse racing tracks in Russia and the world's first trotting race track, with the inaugural race held on Aug. 1, 1834.
The Central Moscow Hippodrome Russian: Moskovskiy ippodrom or Московский ипподром is the oldest and one of the largest in Russia. The hippodrome is located on the Third Ring Road, in the city centre. Horse races take place here every Saturday and Sunday from May to September.
Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001) was the first West-German photographer to be allowed to work in the USSR after World War II. As part of a western film production he had to follow a script that was monitored by the Russian authorities. Peter Bock-Schroeder, equipped with only a double lens Rolleiflex, was able to work almost without interference.
Unique: One of a kind piece, created by Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001)
Limited edition: Original works created in limited edition, supervised by Jans Bock-Schroeder.
Made-to-order: A hand made print that is made-to-order.
They were not the pretty pictures of "willows by the river or beeches in the fog" that he was after, but rather the landscapes of a world violently "disturbed" by man.