Russia Through a Train Window

The exhibition is a collaborative effort between the transport monopoly Russian Railways (RZD) and famous Russian photographer Anton Lange.
The premise behind "Russia Through a Train Window" is to present a modern image of Russia as seen through the camera lens of a train passenger. Between November 2006 and April 2008, RZD organised special expeditions for Lange and the project's creative group, enabling them to visit the south Urals, Lake Baikal, the Black Sea coast, north-west Russia, Siberia, the Far East, Sakhalin Island, the Golden Ring and the central part of Russia.
The project "Russia Through a Train Window" has deep historical roots. Between 1909 and 1914, the legendary Russian photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky conducted several expeditions "to embody the image of the Russian Empire to the greatest possible extent".
The result was hundreds of unique colour photographs preserving the image of pre-revolutionary Russia. It was this that inspired Anton Lange and senior RZD officials to continue the project Prokudin-Gorsky began.

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