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The Russian Empire in all its diversity, Part 1

Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky – Russian photographer, chemist, inventor, publisher, educator, and social activist. He made a significant contribution to the development of photography and cinematography. He was also a pioneer of color photography in Russia.

Prokudin-Gorsky captured in color photographs the Russian Empire of his day; its culture, history, and modernization.

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In May 1909, Prokudin-Gorsky had an audience with the Emperor Nicholas II, who commissioned him to photograph the various aspects of life in all areas of the Russian Empire.

In 1909-1916, Prokudin-Gorsky traveled a considerable part of the Russian Empire, taking pictures of old churches, monasteries, factories, towns, and various kinds of domestic scenes.

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1 comment

  • Tom├ís · June 21, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    This is wonderful! I really enjoy seeing these photos.

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