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Dates:  1860 - 1939, 23 June
Early member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood.
Obituary: British Journal of Photography, (30 June 1939, p. 415)
Death of Mr. Bernard Alfieri
We regret to announce the death on June 23, in his seventy-ninth year, of Bernard Alfieri following a severe attack of bronchitis about a year ago from which he never really recovered. One of the first members of the old Linked Ring. Mr. Alfieri's exhibition work was medalled all over the world, but perhaps he was better known for the wealth of excellent work - his best work, so his contemporaries maintain - which appeared in published form. As a landscape photographer he excelled: his favourite hunting ground was the flats and mud of the marshy district around the coast of Essex, and he made the subject peculiarly his own. As a professional photographer he opened a portrait studio about 1894 at Willesden Green, and another at Mortimer Street, W., a few years later. About 1900, he ran at Twickenham, in partnership with Eustace Calland, one of the first Collotype works in England. In the early days - from 1887 - he was a prolific writer in the photographic Press, and was at one time on the staff of the "Photographic Art Jornal," whilst photography was enriched in 1893 by an excellent little volume from his pen: "Half-Holidays with a Camera," with fifty illustrations of trips around London to which Horsley Hinton added many line drawings. In 1902 he joined Kodak as advertising manager, and about two years later went to the "Daily Mirror" as art editor, a position which he held until 1914. During his last years he was secretary of the Photographic News Agencies, an office which he held until his illness.
WARNING: His son was also a photographer and called Bernard Alfieri.

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