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Felice Beato

one of the first war photographers

1832 - 1909 British, born Venice ,İtaly

Felice Beato (1832 – 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato,was an Italian–British photographer. He was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. He is noted for his genre works, portraits, and views and panoramas of the architecture and landscapes of Asia and the Mediterranean region. Beato's travels gave him the opportunity to create images of countries, people, and events that were unfamiliar and remote to most people in Europe and North America. His work provides images of such events as the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the Second Opium War, and represents the first substantial oeuvre of photojournalism. He influenced other photographers, and his influence in Japan, where he taught and worked with numerous other photographers and artists, was particularly deep and lasting.

Original article
Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road
Mukashi mukashi, le Japon de Pierre Loti (French Edition)
Once Upon a Time: Visions of Old Japan