History's Shadow: William Carrick

Turns out Scotland was the birthplace of many great photographers in the early days of the medium. William Carrick (1827-1878) was born in Edinburgh, but moved shortly after with his family to St. Petersburg, Russia. Eventually Carrick opened a commercial studio there, capturing a broad spectrum of Russian life. It was with this Russian ethnographic study that Carrick left his mark on the medium. Some great environmental portraits. More of his work here.