Exhibition harbouring more than hundred vintage prints from photographer, collector and entrepreneur Dimitri Ermakov (Georgia, 1846-1916). The exhibition gives a unique depiction of the Caucasus at the end of the 19th century. Everyday life, the population and the landscapes, as well as the early modernization of the region, have been captured conscientiously and in great detail. Ermakov later opened a photostudio in Tbilisi (capital of Georgia) where he, as a modern entrepreneur, sold photos from his collection.
The exhibition presents a copy of Ermakov’s photostudio, and contains some original material from his studio. The restoration studio of the Nederlands Fotomuseum is also on show, where the visitor can catch a glimpse of the specialist preservation and restoration behind the scenes.
photography: © Job Janssen en Jan Adriaans