Connection to Colgate
In the 1990s, Khaldei worked together with Colgate professors Alice and Alexander Nakhimovsky and held the first U.S. exhibition of his work at Colgate. He went on to present further exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere.
Khaldei also worked with the Nakhimovskys on compiling a retrospective of his work,Witness to History: The Photographs of Yevgeny Khaldei
(Aperture, 1997). He died just before the publication of that book and before the completion of a film about his life and work.
During his two visits to Colgate, Khaldei was very taken with the students he met, and he made an extremely generous donation of photographs to the university. Some of our collection is on display outside the Russian and Eurasian Studies Department in Lawrence Hall, while most of the collection is held in Colgate's Picker Art Gallery