Colour Photography from Russia in the Early 1900's

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Mon, Oct 26th, 2009 11:39 by capnasty NEWS

The photographs of Russian chemist and photographer, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, show Russia on the eve of World War I and the coming of the revolution. From 1909-1912 and again in 1915, Prokudin-Gorskii travelled across the Russian Empire, documenting life, landscapes and the work of Russian people. His images were to be a photographic survey of the time. He travelled in a special train car transformed into a dark room to process his special process of creating colour images, a technology that was in its infancy in the early 1900's.

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