|Other: H. Arnoux |
Other: Hte. Arnoux
|Active: ||Africa / Egypt|
Hippolyte Arnoux was a commercial photographer of French origin working in Egypt in the 1860s and 1870s. Few details of his life are known beyond what can be deduced from his photographs. Like the Zangaki brothers, with whom he at one time worked, he was based in Port Said, and was therefore well-placed to document the building of the Suez Canal, the work for which he is perhaps best remembered. He also produced views of the ancient monuments of Egypt (the Sphinx, the Pyramid), as well as the important buildings of Cairo (the Tombs of the Caliphs, the Citadel) and local types (the Arabian Knife Grinder, the Water Carrier, the Arabian Barber). It is thought that he also took photographs in Aden, Jerusalem, Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia, though he is known to have approached at least one other photographer in the Middle East with a view to exchanging negatives.
[Contributed by Paul Frecker]
Hippolyte Arnoux, Le Canal vers 1880. Photographe de l’union des deux mers,, [Exhibition catalogue], (Paris: Centre Historique des Archives Nationales, 1996), Hôtel de Soubise. 6th Nov. 1996 - 3rd Feb. 1997. [EAN13 : 9782860002561 ]
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