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Early Color Photographs From Russia To Be Showcased in Upcoming Exhibit

For two and a half months beginning August 1, an exhibition of color photographs taken between the 1860s and the 1980s in Russia will be held in London. Details after the jump!

“Untitled (Flag),” 1960s by Dmitri Baltermants via The Photographers’ Gallery

From August 1 until October 19 this year, the aptly-named Primrose: Early Colour Photography in Russia will be up for public viewing at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, United Kingdom. According to a press release, the title of the exhibit “literally translates as ‘first colour’ and is one of the earliest and most colourful flowers to bloom in spring; its use in the title refers to the exhibition’s focus on the progressive use of colour in early Soviet photography.”

“Student,” beginning of 1950s by Ivan Shagin

The exhibit, which will feature no less than 140 photographs, will be divided into five chronological sections tackling not only the development of the medium in the country but also the country’s social history. The selection includes works of photographers such as Dmitri Baltermants, Sergei Mikhailovich, Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Ivan Shagin, and Boris Mikhailov.

“First year of the military service, Saint Petersburg,” 1911 by P.T. Ivanov

This photographic exhibit is part of Russia Visualized, “a
year-long presentation of visual arts and culture programming across London marking the UK Russia Year of Culture in 2014.” For more information, click here.

All information and photos in this article were sourced from The Photographers’ Gallery via AnOther.

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