Early Color Photographs Give Glimpse Into The Russia Of Yesterday

September 6, 2014 12:37 AM

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Early Color Photographs Give Glimpse Into The Russia Of Yesterday

Russia is a country that spans two continents and nine time zones, and serves as home to over 140 million inhabitants and over 190 different ethnic groups. Rich in land and people, the massive nation has endured wars, economic collapse and authoritarian rule over the last 100 years alone, all the while cultivating some of the world's brightest cultural figures -- Wassily Kandinsky, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Andrei Sakharov.

On view at the Photographer's Gallery in London, the survey of vintage color images dates back to the 1860s, showcasing a century and a half of Russian society on film. The photos have been arranged in chronological order, representing a vivid tour through the post-revolution trend of photomontage, ...

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