Photo of the Day

Art students sketching a man in the hopes of being admitted to an art school in Russia
February 6, 2021

Prized Portraits

Candidates compete for admission to the prestigious Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. This photo originally appeared in the September 1998 issue in a story tracking the lasting influence of Catherine the Great, who expanded and renamed the famous school in 1764.
Photograph by Sisse Brimberg, Nat Geo Image Collection

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