Pioneers of color photography in Russia

Color photography only appeared in the USSR at the end of the war. Production of Soviet-made color film was made possible in 1946, largely facilitated by German trophy equipment. From that year onwards Ivan Shagin and several other photographers began to relay their color news chronicle to the country. The photos are exhibited at the Photographers' Gallery in London till 19 October. // Portrait of Yury Rypalov, 1938-1939

Color photography only appeared in the USSR at the end of the war. Production of Soviet-made color film was made possible in 1946, largely facilitated by German trophy equipment. From that year onwards Ivan Shagin and several other photographers began to relay their color news chronicle to the country. The photos are exhibited at the Photographers' Gallery in London till 19 October. // Portrait of Yury Rypalov, 1938-1939

Vladislav Mikosha
Color became widespread in Russian photography in the 1860s when photographers started to tint photographic prints.
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