Category: 1st Edition Posts

Get This ParTea Started

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii redefined photography in the early twentieth century because of his ability to depict people’s lives during the Russian Empire, all while documenting it through a lense. His representation of Russian life was extraordinary and unique, however, it was dumbfounding because it exposed the hardships and realities that most Russians faced on a… Continue reading Get This ParTea Started

From Shackles to Sanctity

Image source:  PHOTO TAKEN BY SERGEI MIKHAILOVICH PROKUDIN-GORSKII (1863–1944) From its authoritative beginning to its revolutionary end, The Romanov Dynasty was synonymous with exile and death. The above photograph, taken by Sergei Gorskii in 1910, is of the iron shackles that bound Boyar Mikhail Nikitick Romanov during his 1601 exile in Nyrob. It was Tsar Boris Godunov who …

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Digging In At Bakal

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was a groundbreaking early 20th century Russian photographer. A chemist by training, he studied for years to perfect a method of producing color photographs. Then in 1909, after receiving a commission from the Tsar as well as some special equipment, he set off to document the life, culture, and achievements of the … Continue reading

Youth in Imperial Russia

Image Source:  Photo taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) Transition is a hot topic these days. At this moment I can name many states dealing with enormous transitional phases in government and economy: 1) The United States of America has a new president who was inaugurated just a few days ago on January 20th, 2) Great Britain has exited […]

The Ever Changing Solvetskiy Monastery

Grave of the Gagarin Princes, Village of Suchki 60 Versts from Tver Russian Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii photographed two burial memorials on the south wall of the Transiguration Cathedral of the Solvetskiy Monastery.  Avraamii Palitsyn is buried under the metal canopy while Petr Kalnishevskii is buried in the foreground with the stone burial marker. The Solvetskiy […]

Blog Post 1 – Walters

The selected photograph displays the actual bindings used on Mikhail Nikitich Romanov, the uncle of Tsar Mikhail Romanov. Mikhail was elected into power in 1613 and was the first of the Romanov line. He became a symbol of unity and political strength after a period in Russia known as the “Time of Troubles” in which … Continue reading Blog Post 1 – Walters