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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky 155th

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky is a celebrated historical figure Google Doodle, on what will be the birthday 155. Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (Russia Сергей Михайлович Прокудин-Горский), was born in Murom, the Russian Empire, August 31, 1863 - died in Paris, France, September 27, 1944 at the age of 81) was a Russian chemist and photographer. He was especially known for his pioneering work in the field of color photography covering Russia in the early 20th century.

A respected Russian photographer came from a wealthy family who became a member of Russian nobility in the nineteenth century.

Prokudin-Gorsky was born in Murom which is now located in Vladimir Oblast. His parents were still of Russian nobility, and his family had a long military history. Soon they moved to St. Petersburg, where Prokudin-Gorsky attended St. Petersburg State Institute of Technology. Petersburg to study chemistry under the guidance of Dmitri Mendeleyev. He also studied music and painting at the Imperial Arts Academy. In 1889, he went to Berlin to continue his studies in photochemistry at the Technical University Berlin with Adolf Miethe, which examines colored paints and three-color photography.

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