Great snapshot of Félix Bonfils representing carriers of fresh water in the streets of Cairo, in Egypt.
Base: Free, not laminated
Signed and captioned on the bottom part of the negative
It deserves to be framed.
Félix Bonfils (Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, March 8, 1831 - Alès, April 9, 1885) is a French photographer, one of the first ,with Emile Béchard, to cover the Middle East with a new tool: photography. He founded a photographic workshop in 1867 in Beirut, Lebanon, that produced a very large photographic documentation about Egypt and the Middle East from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. These photographs were widely distributed and became famous, and are still nowadays, a reference in the history of Eastern photography.
- Félix Bonfils
- Title of artwork
- Vendeurs d'eau fraîche dans les rues du Caire
- Albumen paper process
- signed in negative
- Very fine
- Vintage print