"One of the most compelling appeals of Prokudin-Gorskii’s work is his pioneering use of color photography. Where many photographers of the time might have created hand-colored lantern slides on glass (for public presentations), Prokudin-Gorskii shot his glass plate negatives in triplicate, with three color filters. When projected all at once in overlay through corresponding filters, the images appeared in vibrant color. Printing was a more complicated issue, and few prints were actually made. It’s likely the photographer built his own camera in order to make simultaneous exposures. He also made prints in sepia tone, an equally emphatic aesthetic gesture. 20x200’s Stog siena
use a digitally combined color image from the Library of Congress, which owns the archive, carefully corrected and printed." — Read more from Lyle Rexer on the blog >>
"The pleasures of archives are twofold: discovery and exploration. In life the order is usually reversed: we explore in order to discover. But through 20x200’s two new Vintage Editions, I discovered the vast archive of the Russian photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, and since have had the opportunity to explore its territory. Make no mistake: it is a literal continent. Between 1905 and 1915, Prokudin-Gorskii traveled the empire of Russia and photographed all aspects of it, from its customs and landscapes to its architecture and people. Examining a time capsule of worlds that no longer exist is one of the great fascinations of archives, of course, but as suggested by the two lush images, Stog siena (haystack) and Siren (lilacs), there are other more satisfying rewards here" ... Read more from Lyle Rexer on the blog!
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta
8"x8" | edition of 10
11"x11" | edition of 250
16"x16" | edition of 25
20"x20" | edition of 10