English journalist in pre-Revolutionary Russa.
active c.1903 - 1910
Netta Peacock's photographs form a remarkable record of pre-revolutionary Russia, documenting both its peasant villages and elegant cosmopolitan cities. She was obviously concerned to capture a cross-section of the Russian population by representing as many different social and architectural types as possible. Little is known about the photographer herself; but it is likely that she was a highly educated daughter of a consul-general in Odessa, able to pursue photography as a hobby. She also wrote about Russian peasant crafts and artwork and published several books about Western painters.
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Date last updated: 11 Nov 2011.
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