Born in the German state of Prussia around 1855, he ran away to St. Petersburg when he was just a boy and eventually built a career as a pioneering news photographer, capturing everything from the Revolution of 1905 and the Russo-Japanese War to portraits of the tsar’s family and images of daily life. He was among the first news photographers anywhere to establish a photo agency. Go here to view photographs

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