Carlo Naya


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(1816–82), Italian photographer who catered to the early tourist trade. Originally a lawyer, in 1857 Naya settled in Venice and opened a photographic studio. He supplied photographs to Carlo Ponti, and together they published albums of views, although they apparently quarrelled in 1868. In Venice Naya photographed genre scenes and works of art as well as architectural views; he also travelled to Egypt and other sites to photograph ancient monuments. Comprising over 8,000 negatives, his work continued to be printed well into the 20th century.

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

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