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  • Rimbo

    From 1909 to 1912, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined. An Armenian woman in national costume poses for Prokudin-Gorskii on a hillside near Artvin (in present day Turkey), circa 1910. Google Map, (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/LOC).

  • Lexi Black

    Color photos before color photography (Russia 1909-1912): Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire using a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession using red, green and blue filters. This allowed them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images.

  • Melanie Lybarger

    n 1905, Sergey Prokudin-Gorskii embarked on a 10 year mission to document the massive Russian Empire. Using an ingenious technique that he developed and a camera of his own design, 3 monochrome pictures were taken of each subject through red, green, and blue filters. This allowed the images to later be projected in brilliant color.

  • Lisa Barlow Flournoy

    Russia In Color 100 Years Ago Writen by Alexandru / 1 Comment Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky was a Russian chemist and photographer. He is best known for his pioneering work in color photography of early 20th-century Russia. An Armenian woman in national costume poses for Prokudin-Gorskii on a hillside near Artvin (in present day Turkey), circa 1910

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