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Nadar

1820–1910), French photographer, and a central figure in the extraordinary expansion of photography in the mid‐19th century. An exact contemporary of Charles Nègre and Gustave Le ...

photojournalism

photojournalism   Reference library

Amanda Hopkinson and Robin Lenman

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
2,917 words
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...1848 , L' Illustration published pictures from specially commissioned daguerreotypes of revolutionary events in Paris. Joseph Cundall's photographs of Crimean veterans were used by the Illustrated London News in 1855 , and pictures by Le Gray of Garibaldi ( 1860 ) and Nadar of visiting Japanese emissaries ( 1862 ) by Le Monde illustré . The trend increased during the American Civil War ( 1861–5 ), when photographers went out to capture events on a considerable and organized scale. However, people who wanted to see Civil War photographs in their...

Sisley, Alfred

Sisley, Alfred (30 October 1839)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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Current Version:
2013
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Art & Architecture, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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8,547 words
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...Limited Company of Artists: Painters, Sculptors and Engravers (Société anonyme des artistes peintres, sculpteurs et graveurs) and deciding to hold an independent exhibition at their own expense. The premises they chose comprised a suite of vast rooms occupied by the photographer Nadar at 35, Boulevard des Capucines in Paris. The group exhibition opened there on 15 April 1875 and created a public scandal. It marked a crucial date in the history of modern art, as it was at this point that a hostile columnist—aiming the term at the painters of the new school as an...

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