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

Abstract: 

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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