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Sovfoto/Eastfoto is a stock photo agency specializing in photography from Russia, the former Soviet Republics, Eastern Europe, and China. We are one of the world’s foremost sources of images covering all aspects of historical, political, social, cultural, and economic life under Communism and today - much of it impossible to find anywhere else in the world - and we continue to receive regular coverage of all current events and feature material.

Established in 1932, Sovfoto was the only American agency to receive the best of Soviet photojournalism and, after World War II, we were the exclusive source of photojournalistic material from China and the Eastern European nations. The historical archive features a variety of extensive special collections which include Russian pre-Revolutionary history, Russian and Chinese Revolutions, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars (as seen from the other side), the Soviet Space Program, and the fall of Communism in the 1990s with the subsequent emergence of the Eastern European countries as democratic states.

We currently represent 30 independent photographers as well as ITAR-TASS in Russia, the Xinhua News Agency in China, CTK in the Czech Republic, MTI in Hungary, Rompres in Rumania, TransitArchiv in Germany, and other national news agencies. We also handle special assignments for photographers in the countries we cover.

Sovfoto images regularly appear in educational, special interest, and business/trade books and periodicals; newspapers and news magazines; and advertisements. The knowledgable staff at Sovfoto is always helpful in locating just the right photographs from this unique and comprehensive collection.
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Sovfoto/Eastfoto, Inc.
263 West 20th Street #3 New York, New York 10011
phone: (212) 727-8170 fax: (212) 727-8228
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All the images on this web site are distributed by Sovfoto/Eastfoto and are the property of the photographers and agencies we represent. They are protected by United States and international copyright laws and may not be reproduced, stored, manipulated, and/or digitized without the written permission of Sovfoto/Eastfoto.