In the Footsteps of Photographer Prokudin-Gorsky: Russian Holy Places One Hundred Years Later

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admin | 01 October 2014
The legendary Russian photographer, chemist (student of Mendeleev), inventor, publisher, educator, and social activist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky died seventy years ago. He went down in history as one of the pioneers of color photography and as the author of a huge archive of photographs from the beginning of the twentieth century that has come down to us.
In the Footsteps of Photographer Prokudin-Gorsky: Russian Holy Places One Hundred Years Later
View of the Monastery of Svetlitsa. (Monastery of St. Nilus of Stolbnyi, Lake Seliger). 1910/2010. (V. Ratnikov)

Today we would like to share the amazing discoveries of the International Scientific Project “The Legacy of S. M. Prokudin-Gorsky.” Contemporary photographers followed in the footsteps of Prokudin-Gorsky and, using digital cameras, took the same shots as Sergei Mikhailovich did one hundred years ago using glass photographic plates through colored filters. We have chosen photographs of churches, monasteries, monuments, and other holy places. Now and then, as it was and as it became – have a look…

Inkerman Monastery. 1905/2014 (V. Ratnikov)

Inkerman Monastery. 1905/2014 (V. Ratnikov)

Minsk. Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul. 1912/2012 (Dmitry Bahir)

Minsk. Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul. 1912/2012 (Dmitry Bahir)

The Kremlin from the northwest. Great Rostov. 1911/2009 (V. Ratnikov

The Kremlin from the northwest. Great Rostov. 1911/2009 (V. Ratnikov

Church of the Resurrection on the Blood. St. Petersburg. 1905/2013 (Sergei Sharov)

Church of the Resurrection on the Blood. St. Petersburg. 1905/2013 (Sergei Sharov)

Churchyard. Dormition Church in the village of the Smeshino Luga district. 1904/2013 (“Namedin” Studio)

Churchyard. Dormition Church in the village of the Smeshino Luga district. 1904/2013 (“Namedin” Studio)

Pyatnitskaya Church. Taken from the Dormition Monastery. Staritsa. 1910/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Pyatnitskaya Church. Taken from the Dormition Monastery. Staritsa. 1910/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

View of the Monastery of Svetlitsa. (Monastery of St. Nilus of Stolbnyi, Lake Seliger). 1910/2010. (V. Ratnikov)

View of the Monastery of Svetlitsa. (Monastery of St. Nilus of Stolbnyi, Lake Seliger). 1910/2010. (V. Ratnikov)

New Athos. View from the Iberian mountains. 1904/2012 (Mikhail Nemir)

New Athos. View from the Iberian mountains. 1904/2012 (Mikhail Nemir)

Monastery of St. Cyril of White Lake. 1909/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Monastery of St. Cyril of White Lake. 1909/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Monument to the War of 1812 near the town of Krasny. 1912/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Monument to the War of 1812 near the town of Krasny. 1912/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Cathedral of the Resurrection in Vytegra. 1909/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Cathedral of the Resurrection in Vytegra. 1909/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Church of the Savior and of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos. Vytegorskiy churchyard (Anhimovo). 1909/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Church of the Savior and of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos. Vytegorskiy churchyard (Anhimovo). 1909/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Church of the Nativity of Christ in Krokhino. 1909/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Church of the Nativity of Christ in Krokhino. 1909/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Rzhev. Part of the Prince Fyodorovskaya and Prince Dmitry side with the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God. 1910/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Rzhev. Part of the Prince Fyodorovskaya and Prince Dmitry side with the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God. 1910/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Dormition-Staritskiy Monastery. View from the fortress. 1910/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Dormition-Staritskiy Monastery. View from the fortress. 1910/2013. (V. Ratnikov)

Iconostasis in the Dormition Cathedral in the Staritskiy Monastery. 1910/2013 (V. Ratnikov)

Iconostasis in the Dormition Cathedral in the Staritskiy Monastery. 1910/2013 (V. Ratnikov)

Smolensk. Twelfth century Church of Sts. Peter and paul. 1912/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

Smolensk. Twelfth century Church of Sts. Peter and paul. 1912/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

Polotsk. Monument to the War of 1812 in the square near St. Nicholas Cathedral. 1912/2012 (Maxim, Brest)

Polotsk. Monument to the War of 1812 in the square near St. Nicholas Cathedral. 1912/2012 (Maxim, Brest)

The Spaso-Euphrosyne Convent three versts from the town of Polotsk. View from the south. 1912/2012. (Maxim, Brest)

The Spaso-Euphrosyne Convent three versts from the town of Polotsk. View from the south. 1912/2012. (Maxim, Brest)

Western wall of the Spaso-Euphrosyne Conven. Suzdal. 1912/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

Western wall of the Spaso-Euphrosyne Conven. Suzdal. 1912/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

Vitebsk. Cathedral of the Dormition. 1912/2012 (V. Ratnikov)

Vitebsk. Cathedral of the Dormition. 1912/2012 (V. Ratnikov)

Petrozavodsk. Chapel built by Peter I (Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul). 1916/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

Petrozavodsk. Chapel built by Peter I (Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul). 1916/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

Holy Spirit Cathedral in Petrozavodsk. 1916/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

Holy Spirit Cathedral in Petrozavodsk. 1916/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

General view of the Ferapontovskii Monastery near Mozhdysk. 1911/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

General view of the Ferapontovskii Monastery near Mozhdysk. 1911/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

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Corner tower in the wall of the Golutvin Monastery. 1912/2012. (V. Ratnikov)

Entrance into the St. Nilus Hermitage (the Holy Gates with the gate church of St. Nilus). 1910/2010. (V. Ratnikov)

Entrance into the St. Nilus Hermitage (the Holy Gates with the gate church of St. Nilus). 1910/2010. (V. Ratnikov)

The main building of the Monastery of St. Nilus of Stolbnyi. 1910/2010. (V. Ratnikov)

The main building of the Monastery of St. Nilus of Stolbnyi. 1910/2010. (V. Ratnikov)

Dormition Cathedral. Vladimir. 1911/2009. (V. Ratnikov)

Dormition Cathedral. Vladimir. 1911/2009. (V. Ratnikov)

Church of the Holy Tsarevich Dimitry. 1910/2008. (V. Ratnikov)

Church of the Holy Tsarevich Dimitry. 1910/2008. (V. Ratnikov)

Relics of St. Cyril in the Church of St. Cyril of White Lake in the Cyril-Belozersky Monastery. 1909/2011. (V. Ratnikov)

Relics of St. Cyril in the Church of St. Cyril of White Lake in the Cyril-Belozersky Monastery. 1909/2011. (V. Ratnikov)

 

 

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