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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Pierre-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière

Born: Pierre Gaspard Gustave Joly 
Other: Pierre Gaspard Gustave Joly de Lotbinière 
Dates:  1798, 5 February - 1865, 8 June
Born:  Switzerland, Frauenfeld
Died:  France, Paris
Active:  Greece / Egypt
French businessman who took daguerreotypes in Greece and the Middle East. Considered to have taken the first daguerreotypes in Greece.
Five of his Daguerreotypes were published as engravings in Excursions daguerriennes : vues et monuments les plus remarquables de globe [Daguerreotype Excursions: the world’s most spectacular views and monuments] and other examples were included in Panorama d’Égypte et de Nubie avec un Portrait de Mèhemet-Ali et un text orné de vignettes [Panorama of Egypt and Nubia with a portrait of Mèhemet-Ali and a text illustrated with vignettes] (Paris: Hector Horeau, 1841).

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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

Printed biographies

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• Perez, Nissan N. 1988 Focus East: Early Photography in the Near East 1839-1885 (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.) p.181-182 [Short biography on Pierre-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière possibly with example plates.] 

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