Sigismund Antonovich Yurkovsky
(1833 -1901)-the oldest Vitebsk photographer, inventor of the shutter-slotted shutter.
He belongs to the famous circle of Russian photographers of the sixties, whose activities laid a solid Foundation for the development of Russian professional photography. The teacher of S. A. Yurkovsky in his favorite business was the famous St. Petersburg photographer A. I. Denyer.
In 1867, he opened a photo Studio in Vitebsk on Zamkova street. In 1882, he invented the instantaneous photographic shutter, and in 1883-the shutter-slotted shutter, which became the prototype of the shutter of modern cameras.
Author of publications on the properties of photographic materials, the use of photography in criminology. S. A. Yurkovsky was elected a member of the city Duma, was a member of many public organizations, was one of the organizers and participants of the first art and archaeological exhibition in Vitebsk (1871).
He died on the night of February 7, 1901 in Kovno (now Kaunas, Lithuania).
He was buried in the cemetery at the Church of St. Nicholas. Varvaras.
Among the works of S. A. Yurkovsky-portraits of famous people, landscapes, pictures of streets, churches, bridges in Vitebsk. MORE DETAILED