Around 1905 the chemist and photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky devised a plan to systematically document the Russian Empire using color photography. He received the necessary materials, a railway car refitted especially for the enterprise and a permit to enter prohibited areas from Czar Nicholas II himself. The photographs, created between 1909 and 1915, aimed to give Russian school children a better understanding of the history and culture of their… Read More >
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In the series Darkened Cities by French photographer Thierry Cohen, two impossibilities are presented to us: That we might see the night sky in such detail from our grand kingdoms of light is the initial response. In the lower half of the picture a ‘darker’ and equally improbable scenario: that entire cities might ever stand totally unilluminated at night, more soulless than lifeless. These are pictures of beauty and of… Read More >
Finding the right shot is a challenge many image makers face, but not many spend days and weeks walking sparse landscapes to find it and even fewer find this finite and unpredictable window of opportunity when the sky hangs low. Akos Major’s journeys to find the perfect kind of grey serve as much as a way of transcending the intensity of color—