Arkady Shaikhet, (1898-1959), was born in Nikolayev. Russia. As a youth, he worked as a locksmith’s apprentice. Russian photojournalist.
After service with the Red Army he worked as a photo retoucher for a portrait photographer in Moscow, then for the Rabochaya Gazeta and in 1924, for Ogonyok.
His work appeared in the series, ‘Socialism in One Country’, and he contributed to the photo-essay A Day in the Life of the Filippov Family (1931).
In 1930 his work was shown at the London Camera Club. During the Second World War he published dramatic combat photographs in the Frontovaya Illustratsiya.