Wednesday, June 30, 2010

100 Years Ago In Dagestan

One hundred years ago, five Dagestani women posed in their every day attire for Russian photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii. Prokudin-Gorskii's travels had taken him to the North Caucasus Mountains, the far western reaches of the Russian Empire. His mission was to document the cultures, architecture and customs across the Empire for Czar Nicholas and to create an historical record. He did so admirably, using a revolutionary color photography technique he'd developed himself.

1 comment:

steven said...

hard lives. i wonder if they ever saw themselves? steven