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.
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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