Current research on museum’s photography as a primary source in Russian historiography


The article is about the Russian research on museum photodocuments (2000s). It presents theoretical and methodological aspects of source studies devoted to the basic themes of photographs – ethnographic, military, landscape, and family ones. The researchers investigate the origin of ethnographic photographs and represent a new approach in the Russian historiography, when photographs are used as a method for extracting more information out of them. They also explore interpretive possibilities of war photography and study certain aspects of work with landscape photography and family photos.

Key words: 

photodocument, historical source, museum’s collections, Russian historiography.

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