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John Beasly Greene

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posted on 08.06.2021, 07:34 authored by Rachel Topham
This thesis focuses on the life and work of John Beasly Greene, photographer, archaeologist and Egyptologist. I describe Greene's early life, his training in photography with Gustave Le Gray in 1852, his two trips to Egypt in 1853 - 1854 and 1855, his trip to Algeria in 1855 - 1856 and his death in November 1856. I also consider the process and printing of his Egyptian negatives, their number and current location, and whether his book "Le Nil. Monuments - Paysages, Explorations Photographiques Par J.B. Green" (sic) was ever published. In my research I discovered that four separate images of Algeria in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York constitute two panoramas.

History

Language

eng

Program

Photographic Preservation and Collections Management

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

Thesis Advisor

Marta Braun