Primrose: Early Colour Photography in Russia presents a retrospective of colour experiments and developments in Russian photography over the course of a century (1860-1980s). Early colouring techniques were based on the traditional methods of craftsmen who hand-coloured images and defined an independent trend in the history of photography in Russia. This included 'postcard' landscapes and portraits as well as Soviet propaganda, avant-garde and reportage photography. The exhibition is curated by Olga Sviblova, Director, Moscow House of Photography Museum / Multimedia Art Museum. It includes works by Dmitri Baltermants, Sergei Mikhailovich, Prokudin-Gorsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Ivan Shagin, and Boris Mikhailov among others. Primrose is part of Russia Visualised, a year-long presentation of visual arts and culture programming across London marking the UK Russia Year of Culture in 2014.
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