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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Auguste Salzmann

Dates:  1824 - 1872
Born:  France, Alsace
Died:  France, Paris
Active:  Middle East / Israel and Palestine
He is known for his work in the Middle East between 1854 and 1865.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York acquired an excellent collection of salted paper prints when they acquired the Gilman Collection in 2005. Other signficant collections are held by the National Gallery of Canada, the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek Den Haag. 
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Jerusalem, Israel and Palestine 
Poss. Auguste Salzmann, painter & archaeologist; settled in Rhodes, 58; journeyed to Eygpt, Syria and Palestine, 50-51. Reported to have issued stereoviews but none verified. B. 24, D. 72. 
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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Auguste Salzmann
French, 1824-1872

Salzmann was born in 1824 in Alsace, France and first began his artistic career as a painter, studying under his brother Henri-Gustave. In 1847, 1849 and 1850 Salzmann had his paintings exhibited in the Paris Salon. One of Salzmann's primary interests was archaeology, and this prompted him to visit the Holy Land in 1854 on a mission sponsored by the Ministry of Public Interest. His journey was cut short by illness, but he had managed to make 150 calotypes of historical monuments in Egypt and Jerusalem. After returning from the Middle East Salzmann entrusted his plates to Blanquart-Evrard who published two photographically illustrated volumes on Jerusalem. Although his main area of interest was in archaeology, he was an accomplished photographer and made technically refined salt prints. In 1855 he won a second place medal in Paris for his photographs of Palestine. Throughout the 1860s he devoted himself to archaeological work in Rhodes and continued to photograph. Salzmann passed away in Paris in 1872.
For more information, see Macmillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists & Innovators, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1983.
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
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The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.443, 444 
• Perez, Nissan N. 1988 Focus East: Early Photography in the Near East 1839-1885 (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.) p.215-216 [Short biography on Auguste Salzmann possibly with example plates.] 
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