Prokudin-Gorskii’s technique of colour photography: colour separation, additive projection and pigment printing

Authors

  • Nadezhda Stanulevich Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23738/CCSJ.140104

Keywords:

colour photography, colour separation, additive projection, pigment printing, Prokudin-Gorskii, additive technology

Abstract

Russian scientist and photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii studied the additive method of colour photography at Adolf Miethe’s laboratory in Berlin at the beginning of the twentieth century. In December 1902, Prokudin-Gorskii gave the first colour presentation at the photography section of the Imperial Russian Technical Society. Prokudin-Gorskii photographed the Russian Empire between 1905 and 1915. Based on colour separation, he had successful optical colour projection and produced different types of colour prints. The Library of Congress purchased the main part of the negatives and reference print albums from his sons in 1948. Details of his technique contain in patents, articles and reports.

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Published

2022-04-30

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Stanulevich, N. (2022) “Prokudin-Gorskii’s technique of colour photography: colour separation, additive projection and pigment printing”, Cultura e Scienza del Colore - Color Culture and Science, 14(01), pp. 33–41. doi: 10.23738/CCSJ.140104.

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