Leninabad is 2500
From 1986, Irfon press published album celebrating Leninabad, the once and future city of Khujand, Tajikistan. This book is filled with photos emphasizing the modern look of this ancient city, highlighting the 1970s style of ‘national’ socialist realist architecture. Of course there are the requisite statuary and happy people with medals, but the architecture is what makes this book special.
All these photos now look like they’ve been instagrammed to have that washed out but saturated look, but there was a time when all photos looked that way.