...But they died 200 years ago. So these photographs are really unique.
Maxim P. Dmitriev was a Russian photographer of the XIX-XXth centuries, founder of the photojournalismt genre, member of the Russian Photographic Society.
He was a talented person who travelled to all cities near the big Volga river, he took pictures of Volga landscapes, cities, everyday scenes and people. His works were awarded in Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago and New York.