Dmitri Ivanovich Yermakov
|Dmitri Ivanovich Yermakov|
Dmitri Ivanovich Yermakov, 1885
|Born||Dmitri Ivanovich Caribaggio|
|Died||10 November 1916|
Life and career
Yermakov was born in Tiflis in 1846, the son of the Italian architect Luigi Caribaggio and a Georgian mother of Austrian descent. She remarried the Russian Ermakov whose surname her son Dmitry took. Trained as a military topographer, he took part in the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878).
As an adult, he operated photographic businesses in Tiflis. He traveled extensively as far as Iran and participated in several archaeological expeditions in the Caucasus, leaving a series of unique photographs. These photographs document the lifestyles, customs and costumes of Russian people in the late 19th-century forming an important ethnographic record of the region and its inhabitants. Thousands of his negatives are now kept at Georgian museums.
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