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Born: Khun Sunthornsathitsalak 
Dates:  1830 - 1891
Active:  Thailand
 
  
Commercial photographer in Bangkok from 1857 until his death in 1891. He opened his studio in Bangkok in 1863 and became the Thai royal court photographer (Luang Akhani Narumit).

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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Commercial, Thailand
Advertising his photographic studio in ‘Rooms next above Santa Cruz Church’ in 1872. 
  
 
  

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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 Francis Chit.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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