Friday, August 13, 2010

In National Costume

One of Andrew Sullivan's readers responds to a previous post about the lack of color photography in the early period of photography and that the dominance of black-and-white distances us from our view of the past.
Bashkir woman in national costume, 1910, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
And s/he sends a link to a little treasure trove from a pioneering Russian photographer.
Seeing this, I am inspired to ask, what would a photograph captioned "American woman in national costume, 2010" look like?

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