The story of the Russian photographer Dmitri Yermakov in the section "Audio Stories"

Our story today is dedicated to the International Day of Photographer. Every year on July 12, all amateurs and professionals involved in photography mark their professional holiday. We owe the invention of photography to its pioneer - Louis Docker, who forced the sun to “draw” in 1839; to Joseph Niepce, who experimented with camera obscura in the 20s of the 19th century and to William Talbot, who patented negative-positive technology in 1841. Over the next century, the art of photography was actively developing, and by the 20th century, it turned to become one of the most significant inventions and methods of capturing the reality. The world history knows hundreds of famous photographers whose work makes inestimable contribution to culture.

The museum Collection repository features a large quantity of photographs dating back to the late 19th - early 20th centuries. One can examine the pre-revolutionary Russian cities scenery, old photographs of the Imperial family members, made in the workshop of the first court photographers - Sergey Levitsky and Karl Bergamasco.

However, the selection of genre and scenic photographs of the Caucasus - the native land the museum Collection founder, David Iakobachvili created by one of the first Russian professional photographers Dmitri Ivanovich Yermakov, holds a separate place. Our today's story narrates about him.

The biography of the photographer, traveler and ethnographer Dmitri Ivanovich Yermakov is in the section Authors.