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State Film Fund creates cameraman Teyyub Akhundov's personal archival fund

14 July 2023 [14:17] - TODAY.AZ

The State Film Fund has created a personal archival fund of the well-known cameraman, Honored Art Worker Teyyub Akhundov (1920-1991).

The archive includes over 200 photographs, various letters, diplomas and other materials related to the life of national cinematographer, Azernews reports.

Teyyub Akhundov started his creative career at AzerbaijanFilm studio in 1934 as an assistant lighting engineer. Furthermore, he worked an assistant cameraman in the studio.

As a cinematographer, he produced such well-known and beloved by the audience films as "This is how a song is born", "Romeo, my neighbor", "Gatir Mammad" (Avenger from Ganjabasar), "Sound of the flute", "Duel in the mountains", "The day after tomorrow, at midnight", "Equal Bread", "Magic Bathrobe", "Private Visit to a German Clinic" and many others.

He is one of the operators of the first color feature film in Azerbaijani cinema - the film-concert "To the Native People" (1954).

Also, as a director, he made a number of documentaries, including " Evening near the fire", "This is a sandy Island", "I am a Sailor of the Caspian Sea" and others.

The history of the film industry in Azerbaijan spans over 100 years.

Shortly after the Lumiere brothers from France invented cinematography, an apparatus for making motion pictures in 1895, Russian photographer and cameraman Alexandre Michon began shooting motion pictures that depicted everyday life in Baku.

The first short, silent film of Azerbaijani cinematography "You are caught" was shown in Baku on August 2, 1898.

The audience witnessed a historical event - the birth of Azerbaijani cinematography.

At present, local film companies are producing hundreds of films that received global recognition.

Number of films produced in the country is growing at an unprecedented speed enabling countless filmmakers to express themselves in so many ways.


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