E. J. Bellocq

Photographer, Visual Artist

1873 – 1949

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Who was E. J. Bellocq?

John Ernest Joseph Bellocq was an American professional photographer who worked in New Orleans during the early 20th century. Bellocq is remembered for his haunting photographs of the prostitutes of Storyville, New Orleans' legalized red light district. These have inspired novels, poems and films.

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Born
1873
New Orleans
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
1949

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on July 23, 2013

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