|Dates: ||1822 - 1891|
|Born: ||England, Somerset|
Born in Somerset, a property developer by profession but a keen amateur photographer from the start, Corelli Bere (as he was known to his many friends in the photographic community) delighted in introducing newcomers to the art of photography. With his experience in the art dating back to the 1840s, and having mastered virtually every process, Bere was described in the British Journal of Photography as “a living encyclopedia of photographic
lore . . . imbued with keen artistic abilities, and his studies always formed the most beautiful type of pictures.” His early calotypes were a prized bequest to the Royal Photographic Society after his death.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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