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HomeContents > People > Photographers > John William Lindt

Names:
Other: J.W. Lindt 
Dates:  1845 - 1926, 19 February
Born:  Germany, Frankfurt am Main
Active:  Australia / New Guinea / Fiji / New Hebrides
 
  
German-born photographer who arrived in Australia ca. 1862 and joined the firm of Wagner in Grafton, New South Wales. Wagner specialized in aboriginal scenarios in artificial studio settings. In 1876 Lindt moved to Melbourne, Victoria and set up his own studio. In 1885 he was appointed the position of official photographer to a New Guinea Expedition. In 1889 he visited Fiji and in 1892 he photographed in the New Hebrides.
 
Lindt’s ethnographic studies of the native peoples of the region are among the most important produced in the 19th century.

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John William Lindt
Portrait of J.W. Lindt, F.R.G.S. 
[Picturesque New Guinea] 
1887 (published)
 
  
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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 John William Lindt.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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