Biography

Born in Serpukhov, near Moscow, Ulitin learned painting and photography as a child.  He attended Technical School and worked in Ivan Sytin’s printing and publishing house.  In 1907 he graduated from the Chemical-Technological School in Kostroma as a colourist.  He went to Military College, where he specialized in armored vehicles and became a driver.  From 1911 he studied in the portrait studio of K. Fisher where he mastered difficult printing techniques: bromine, pigment, and gummy Arabic.  In the mid 1920s he joined the Russian Photographic Society and the All-Russian Society of Photographers; he was also a member of the editorial board of Fotograf (1926-29).  In the 1920s and early 1930s he took an active part in international exhibitions of artistic photography and was awarded many medals and certificates.  In 1928-30 he organized a number of photographic clubs for Moscow printing and transport workers. In the 1930s he taught at the Moscow Institute of Polygraphy and worked on color process technology using three separations.  In 1937 he was arrested, and he served time in labour camps and was then sent to Balahna. He was not rehabilitated until 1957.  In 1976 he died in Moscow. 

Selected Exhibitions

1888- born in Serpuhov.  In childhood developed an interest in art and photography.
1905- graduated from a business school in Moscow.
1907- graduated from the Chemical- Technological School in Kostroma as a colourist.
1909- worked in the zinc-graphics department at I. Sitin's publishing house.
1911- began to work at Karl Fisher's photo studio, specialising  as a portraitist.  Mastered difficult printing techniques: bromine, pigment, gummy Arabic.
1919- photograph of the School for Armoured Cars.
From 1922 worked as a portraitist.
1922-1930- participiated in large-scale international photo exhibitions.  Recieved medals and awards in Paris, London, Berlin, LA, Toronto, Tokyo, Bogota, Rome.
1920's- member of the board of the Russian Photography Society and the All-Russian Society of Photographers.
1926- participiated in the founding of the magazine "Photograph." Member of the editorial board.
 

1928-1930- taught "Basics of Mastery" at trade union photo-clubs for chemists, metallurgists, and tradesmen.
1931- organized the first photo-school at the Moscow Cooperative-Trade Union.  Began to teach photography at the Moscow Institute of Polygraphy.  Developed the technique of three-colour positive printing, and other complex methods of printing.  Taught courses on Zinc Graphics and Photo Composition.
1934- lecturer at the Moscow Institute of Polygraphy.
1935- participated in the exhibition 'Masters of Soviet Photography.'
Late 1930's- Arrested.  He served time in labour camps and was then sent to Balahna.
1976- died in Moscow.