Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS


First Color Photographs of the Russian Empire Exhibited in Dresden
October 27, 2017 13:53


On November 1, 2017, the Presidential Library will open the exhibition "Expanses of Russia in Color Photography by Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky" in Dresden. Photos from the Presidential Library will be displayed at the German-Russian Institute of Culture till January 15, 2018. Earlier held in Berlin, this exhibition will proceed to Hamburg and other German cities after Dresden.
40 works by the founder of color photography, the well-known chemist and inventor Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, were selected and prepared for the exposition. In total, about 2 thousand digitized photos taken by the master were collected in the electronic library of the library. To date, this is the most complete collection of Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky's works in Russia.
Unique natural landscapes, architectural and cultural monuments, scenes of everyday life and work of various walks of the population of the Russian Empire are captured in the breakthrough photos. In addition, the exhibition will present photographs of the territories that were once part of the Russian Empire (modern Finland, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia).
These pictures were taken by the master during his travels around the Russian Empire at the beginning of the 20th century. Following the decree of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky made dozens of trips to remote corners of this country. He set out to carry out a grandiose project - to create the first ever color portrait of the Russian Empire.
As a rule, the photographs were taken in the summertime, with preliminary processing carried out on the spot on the same day, often till late night. If the result was satisfactory and re-shooting was not needed, the expedition went on. 
The works by Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky are of great historical as well as cultural value: they provided a great basis for restorers to recreate what was once lost.
"An important goal pursued by color photography is to leave a document for the future. We have at hand a precious means of saving all the ruinous monuments from oblivion," the pioneering photographer said. After a hundred years, his words have become reality.
It should be noted that the richest fund of the Presidential Library, which has more than 580 thousand depository items today, keeps not only the widely represented creative legacy of Prokudin-Gorsky, but also materials about the life and work of the famous photographer. These include documentaries, postcards, electronic copies of rare professional magazines and research works of the early 20th century.
In the framework of the exhibition opening in the format of the Dresden-St. Petersburg TV-bridge, the round table "Photo Take on Russia: From the Origins to Nowadays" will be held. The topics regarding the preservation of the historical and modern photographic heritage of both Russia and Germany will be discussed at the event.
Accreditation of media representatives to the event in the Presidential Library (3, Senate Square, Saint Petersburg) will take place till 3 pm on October 31, 2017. 
Credential claims should be sent to Alla Ratnikova, Presidential Library press service, the e-mail address ratnikova@prlib.ru, tel: +7 (812) 305-16-21 (ext. 233) and +7 (953) 370-38-10.


Sources: http://museum.ru 


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky Photo Exhibitions Colour Photography   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

6th International Calligraphy Exhibition Triumphed in Moscow A Music Night in Gatchina - 2013 Summer in Kolomenskoye - Brass Music Festival XI Viennese Ball in Moscow Why Do We Go To Exhibitions? (July 18 September 8, Multimedia Art Museum)









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Show Business  ecology  Russian tourism  Joseph Stalin  Russian economy  Samara  Architecture  Tulun  Russian language  Ukraine  Palaces of Russia  Russian transport  Bashneft  Exhibitions in Moscow  skiing in Russia  Transportation  Olympus Fest  National Card Payment System  sanctions  VR Projects  http://www.rwcgroupllc.com  Beer  Vladimir Dahl  Yevgeny Tsyganov  BBC  Moscow Architecture  Yusupovsky Garden  contemporary art  Chelyabinsk meteorite  Britain  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Moscow  Russian retail  Russian people  Russian Music Instruments  Russian science  Lipetsk Region  Russian scientists  Blagoveshchensk  St. Petersburg  Tatyana Parfionova  Innovations  Astrakhan Cuisine  Adler  Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya  Legal Services in Russia  Russian Cinema  Nevyansk  snowmobile  Russian business 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites