The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

• The very first color portraits of people in Russia

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky - Russian photographer, chemist (student Mendeleev), inventor, publisher, educator and social activist, a member of the Imperial Russian geographical and photographic societies. As a pioneer of color photography in Russia, he created "Collections attractions of the Russian Empire", by making a significant contribution to the development of photography and cinematography.

Prokudin-Gorsky was born in 1863 in the city of Murom, Vladimir Province. He studied at the Technological Institute in St. Petersburg, and then continued his education in Germany, where he became acquainted with the work of the German chemist A. Miethe for color reproduction. Since that time, he enjoys photography and began research in a new field - color photographs.

The anniversary of the death of the outstanding Russian photographer, we have prepared a series of first color portraits of people in Russia.

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Peasant girl. Village clumsy. Vologda Province, 1909

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Woman with strawberries. Village clumsy. Vologda Province, 1909

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Children Belozreske, Vologda Province, 1909

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Sawyers on Vytegra. Lake Onega, 1909

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

The fire brigade in Vytegra, shore of Lake Onega, 1909

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Peasant, Perm Province

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Construction of a dam in Beloomut, Moscow Province, 1912

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Farmers

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

On zhnitve. Vologda Province, 1909

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Peasant Family

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

The only "unsolved" portrait taken by photographer

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Municipal employee, 1907

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Borough employee AP Kalganov poses for a portrait with her son and granddaughter, the city of Zlatoust

The earliest color portraits of inhabitants of Russia

Right - SM Prokudin-Gorsky. The expedition in Arkhangelsk Province