nick (@vossbrink) January 03, 2012
Every 6 months In Soviet Russia, Prokudin-Gorskii discovers you on the internet.—
nick (@vossbrink) March 22, 2012
So I’m a bit of a snob.
But let’s get these out of the way.
Vivian Maier is a star now so I haven’t seen her mentioned for a while. Or that means that she’s due for another rediscovery.
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii at the Library of Congress is probably the definitive online collection. I think it’s close to 8 years old now. But he’s rediscovered by another news outlet or blog every 6 months.
Also on the periodic rediscovery cycle: 1930s and 40s in color. Another Library of Congress collection, this time hosted on Flickr.
Now, I’m happy to see people rediscover these all the time. I’m also happy to point people toward them. But there’s something that really bugs me about the laziness of presenting them as news or newsworthy.