Luminous-Lint - for collectors and connoisseurs of fine photography
HOME  BACK>>> Subscriptions <<< | Testimonials | Login | FREE NEWSLETTER

HomeContentsVisual indexesMaxime Du Camp

 
  
Standard
  
  
Maxime Du Camp 
Nubie Village Et Temple de L'ile de Beghe 
[Egypte, Nubie, Palestine & Syrie] 
1850 
  
Blanquart-Evrard print, from a paper negative 
Archive Farms 
 
LL/90735 
  
Publication: Egypte, Nubie, Palestine & Syrie, Maxime Du Camp, Gide Et J. Baudry, Editeurs, Paris 1852
 
Die Reise Zum Nil, Maxime Du Camp and Gustave Flaubert in Agypten, Steidl, 1997, pl 81
 
Notes: Temple dedicated to Choupnis and Hathor, lord and woman of Snem, by Ptolémée Philométor, on the ruins of a first temple raised by Amenôpt II. The curved door is the work of the first Christians. Beghe was Sacred Island before Island of Philae
 
Maxime du Camp, a French photographer, one of the earliest makers of calotype images, traveled to Egypt where he photographed the temples at Abu Simbel and the pyramids at Giza in 1849 and 1850; these pictures were printed in multiple copies for an album published in France in 1852. Prints made from DuCamp's negatives were assembled into a travel album titled Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie (1852).
 
This album, the first of its kind in France to use actual photographic prints, brought DuCamp's impressions of exotic and fantastic regions home to the French public. Fortunately for us, DuCamp recorded his experiences in extensive notes. 
 

 
  
 
  
HOME  BACK>>> Subscriptions <<< | Testimonials | Login | FREE NEWSLETTER
 Facebook LuminousLint 
 Twitter @LuminousLint