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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Count Giuseppe Primoli

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Born: Giuseppe Primoli 
Other: Conte Giuseppe Napoleone Primoli 
Other: Conte Giuseppe Primoli 
Dates:  1851, 2 May - 1927, 13 June
Born:  Italy, Rome
Active:  Italy
 
  
Italian candid photographer with the aristocratic connections necessary to photograph famous people and all classes of society. His photographic archives are held by the Fondazione Primoli on Via Zanardelli in Rome.

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
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Fondazione Primoli [In Italian] 
http://www.fondazioneprimoli.it ... 
The Fondazione Primoli based in the Palazzo Primoli on Via Zanardelli in Rome houses the photographic archives of Count Giuseppe Napoleone Primoli (2 May 1851 - 13 June 1927) and a smaller collection by his brother Luigi Primoli. 
  
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Beaton, Cecil & Buckland, Gail 1975 The Magic Eye: The Genius of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day (Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown & Company) p.82 [Useful short biographies with personal asides and one or more example images.] 
  
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.409 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Count Giuseppe Primoli.] 
  
 

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If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Newhall, Beaumont 1982 The History of Photography - Fifth Edition (London: Secker & Warburg) [One or more photographs by Count Giuseppe Primoli are included in this classic history.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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