Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky ( II )
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.
The second part of the beautiful color photos of the Russian Empire captured by Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky in the beginning of the 20th century.
First part of the photos.
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