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Abdullah Frères

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(active 1870–1890s),

three brothers who ran a commercial studio in Constantinople with branches in Cairo and Alexandria. In 1862, named official photographers to the court of...

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Abel Niépce de Saint-Victor

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(1805–70), French photographic inventor.

An army lieutenant and cousin of Nicéphore Niépce, he first experimented in 1847 with negatives made with albumen on glass, a method...

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Abelardo Morell

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(b. 1948),

Cuban‐born American photographer. Brought to the USA by his family, Morell was educated at Bowdoin College and Yale. He has taken perception and camera obscura...

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Abraham Pisarek

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(1901–83),

Jewish‐German photographer, born in Russian Poland. He migrated to Germany in 1919, then to Palestine, but in 1928 established himself in Berlin as a press and stage...

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abstract and experimental photography

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A very diverse category of images made using an assortment of techniques, and with equally varied intentions, but which have in common the avoidance of symbolic representation. Abstract...

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Actinograph

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Ferdinand Hurter (1844–98) and Vero Driffield (1848–1915) were granted British patent number 5545 on 14 April 1888 for a slide‐rule exposure calculator. The device was sold as the...

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Adam Fuss

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(b. 1961), British photographer,

resident in New York. He has used the cameraless image and the photogram, creating a photographic language of beauty and strength. Working with...

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Adobe Photoshop

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Launched by Adobe Systems in 1990, updated several times, and still the most widely used software application for processing digital images. The professional package is expensive and...

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Adolf Miethe

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(1862–1927), German physicist, photographic inventor and writer,

perhaps best known for his invention, with Johannes Gaedicke in 1887, of the first widely used flashpowder (Blitzli...

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Adolfo Farsari

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(1841–98),

Italian‐American photographer, mainly resident in Japan. Born in Vicenza, Farsari emigrated to the USA in 1863 and fought in the Civil War. In 1873 he moved to Japan and...

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