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HomeContents > People > Photographers > George Huebner

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Other: G. Huebner & Amaral 
Dates:  1862 - 1935
Born:  Germany, Dresden
Died:  Brazil, Manaus
Active:  Brazil
 
  
He left Germany for Brazil in 1885 and went up to Iquitos (Peru) and the Ucayali river (first pictures 1888) until Lima. In 1898 he opened a studio in Manaus "George Huebner, Photografo, Manáos-Brazil" and he also worked in Belém (1906-1910), where in 1906 he took over the studio of Felipe Augusto Fidanza who had died in 1904, They called themselves "G.Huebner & Amaral" (Huebner's associate, Libano Amaral ?-1920), another photographer. He met the ethnologist Theodor Koch-Grünberg on a trip up the Rio Negro and corresponded with him over a long period of time. He also discovered an orchid which was named "Huebneria yauperiensis" and sent specimens to Kew Gardens, Surrey (UK) in the early 1930s.
 
(Contributed by Barnabas Bosshart, Jan 27, 2008)

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