Nubian Warrior and Woman (Famous Beauty Because of Her Weight), Upper Egypt
Ernest Benecke (1817−1894) visited Upper Egypt, Nubia and Cairo between January and August 1852, before continuing through Syria, Jerusalem, Lebanon, Athens and Florence. His attention was attracted by street musicians, beggars, slave traders and women from a harem, whom he photographed very simply against a white backdrop to make them stand out. Taken with no artifice or embellishment, these portraits convey a sense of freshness and closeness to their subjects.
|Artist: Ernest Benecke|
|Title: Nubian Warrior and Woman (Famous Beauty Because of Her Weight), Upper Egypt|
|Medium: salt print from a paper negative|
|Dimensions: 21 x 16.7 cm|
|Inventory number: LAD 2011.147|
|Contact for images: [email protected]|