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Other: Abdul-Sükrü 
Other: Abdullahian 
Other: Horsep Abdullah 
Other: Hovsep Abdullah 
Other: Kervork Abdullah 
Other: Kevork Abdullah 
Other: Viçen Abdullah 
Other: Vichen Abdullah 
Other: Vincent Abdullah 
Other: Vincent Abullah Frčres 
Active:  Turkey
Three brothers of Armenian origin - Viçen (1820-1902), Hovsep (1830-1908) and Kevork (1839-1918). The brothers converted in Islam in around 1895 taking the Abdullah surname - prior to that change the Armenian family name seems to have been Hurmuziyan (pers. email Andrew Fergar, 23 October 2013 based on research by Engin Ozendes). 
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Constantinople, Turkey 
[6-9] *"Photographers"; "Photographes de S. M. le Sultan de Constantinople"; imprint shows medals won; ~200 well-made area scenes, primarily of the city, some fine interiors of mosques, people, market, ships, mostly on RMs. 
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the World (Non-USA), (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

• Auer, Michele & Michel 1985 Encyclopedie Internationale Des Photographes de 1839 a Nos Jours / Photographers Encylopaedia International 1839 to the present (Hermance, Editions Camera Obscura) 2 volumes [A classic reference work for biographical information on photographers.] 
• Jacobson, Ken 2007 Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography 1839-1925 (London: Quaritch) p.197-199 [Includes a well researched biography on Abdullah frčres with example plate(s).] 
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Abdullah frčres.] 
• Perez, Nissan N. 1988 Focus East: Early Photography in the Near East 1839-1885 (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.) p.124 [Short biography on Abdullah frčres possibly with example plates.] 
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