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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Adolfo Farsari

Dates:  1841 - 1898
Born:  Italy, Vicenza
Active:  Japan
 
  
Photographer who fought in the American Civil War and arrived in Japan in 1873 originally as a tobacco merchant. He took up photography in 1883 and stayed for 17 years in all, returning to Italy in 1890. His studio became one of the most important in Yokohama and was noted for high quality hand-colored photographs.

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Utagawa Yoshiiku (artist, 1833-1904)
[Meeting between the Kabuki actor Danjuro IX and the Italian photographer Adolfo Farsari] 
1874
 
  
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The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Adolfo Farsari.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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