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Other: Sergei Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorskii 
Other: Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii 
Other: Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky 
Dates:  1863 - 1943
Born:  Russia
Russian color photography pioneer inventer - he used digichromatography, an astonishing three-color separation system (one glass plate negative, three frames). He traveled widely within Russia from 1905 onwards and took color photographs during the First World War.
There is widely held confusion about the contributions of Prokudin-Gorskii and whether he was actually an inventor or used the techniques that he learnt from Adolf Miethe in Germany.

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Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
The photographer sitting by the Karolitskhali River 
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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer. Go to website
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website

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Reconstructing Prokudin-Gorskii's Color Photography in Software by Blaise AgŁera y Arcas ... 
Prokudin-Gorskii was one of the earliest users of color photography and the Library of Congress has a large collection of his works. 
The World of 1900-1917 in Color: The complete collection of S. M. Prokudin-Gorsky is registered in high resolution in color ... 
[In English and Russian] 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii.] 
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