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Louis De Clercq - Medinet Abou - Les Colosses de la Premiere Cour
Louis De Clercq
Medinet Abou - Les Colosses de la Premiere Cour
$4,000
Sale
$3,150
Alphonse De Launay - Mosque, Algiers
Alphonse De Launay
Mosque, Algiers
P.O.R.
Louis Hippolyte Joseph Delemotte or Jean-Baptiste Alary (attributed to) - Le Port d’Alger, vu du terrain de manoeuvres
Louis Hippolyte Joseph Delemotte or Jean-Baptiste Alary (attributed to)
Le Port d’Alger, vu du terrain de manoeuvres
$35,000
Sale
$24,500
Maxime Du Camp - Colosse du Spéos de Phré, Abou Simbel, Nubie, Egypt
Maxime Du Camp
Colosse du Spéos de Phré, Abou Simbel, Nubie, Egypt
$15,000
Maxime Du Camp - Façade Postérieure, Grand Temple de Dendérah (Teutyres), Haute Egypte, Egypt
Maxime Du Camp
Façade Postérieure, Grand Temple de Dendérah (Teutyres), Haute Egypte, Egypt
$15,000
Maxime Du Camp - Gournah, Colosse Monolithe d'Aménôpht III; Thèbes, Egypt
Maxime Du Camp
Gournah, Colosse Monolithe d'Aménôpht III; Thèbes, Egypt
$5,000
Maxime Du Camp - Hypètre d’Athor, sur la Terrasse du grande Temple de Dendérah (Tentyris), Egypt
Maxime Du Camp
Hypètre d’Athor, sur la Terrasse du grande Temple de Dendérah (Tentyris), Egypt
$15,000
Maxime Du Camp - Ibsamboul, Partie Septentrionale Du Spéos D'Hathor; Nubie, Egypt
Maxime Du Camp
Ibsamboul, Partie Septentrionale Du Spéos D'Hathor; Nubie, Egypt
$4,500
Maxime Du Camp - Ibsamboul, Sculptures de l'Entrée du Spéos de Phrè, Nubie, Egypt
Maxime Du Camp
Ibsamboul, Sculptures de l'Entrée du Spéos de Phrè, Nubie, Egypt
$15,000
Maxime Du Camp - Kalabscheh, Sculptures De La Façade Postérieure Du Temple; Nubie, Egypt
Maxime Du Camp
Kalabscheh, Sculptures De La Façade Postérieure Du Temple; Nubie, Egypt
$5,000
Maxime Du Camp - Palmiers Doums
Maxime Du Camp
Palmiers Doums
$2,500
Sale
$1,750
Maxime Du Camp - Temple d'Hermontis, Haute-Egypte, Egypt
Maxime Du Camp
Temple d'Hermontis, Haute-Egypte, Egypt
$15,000
By Alex Novak

Francis Frith, The Temple of Komumboo

Beginning on the western coast of Africa and extending across the size of the US, the Saharan desert and its challenges are legend. With a culture that is older than any other, the area became a magnet for young Victorian men (and women). Where the tourist went, so did the photographer.

Beginning in the early 1840s with daguerreotypists Jules Itier and Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey, image-makers took on the challenges of the Sahara--with its sand, heat and drying wind--to bring back images of this mysterious land and its people.

Among the earliest photographers were those who found that paper negatives traveled better under the harsh conditions, although a few brave souls, such as Felix Jacques Antoine Moulin, lugged literally tons of glass plates and paraphernalia around northern Africa and later Gustave Le Gray also worked in his preferred medium, the glass plate, despite the daunting conditions.

The list of these early pioneers, who worked primarily with paper negatives, now reads like a Who's Who of early photography. The French photographers who worked in the Saharan regions included Auguste Salzmann, Louis De Clercq, E. Benecke, Felix Teynard, Maxime Du Camp, Gustave de Beaucorps, Pierre Tremaux, Jules Deblet, Theodule Deveria, Henri Sauvaire, and--a bit later--the master Gustave Le Gray, who worked with glass plates. The English had Francis Frith (glass), Frank Mason Good (glass), Rev. Calvert Jones (paper), James Graham (paper) and Robert Murray (paper). America's sole representative was John Buckley Greene (paper). The Germans had Wilhelm Hammerschmidt, who came in the late 1850s and worked with glass plates. And from Malta came Anton Schranz with both paper and glass plates.

We offer a sample of the best images from some of these early pioneers.

Saharan Visions: Early Images of the Orient
About This Exhibit
Image List

Exhibited and Sold By
Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.

258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania   18914   USA

Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith

Email info@vintageworks.net

Phone +1-215-518-6962

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