Felice Beato

Photographer, Visual Artist

1832 – 1909

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Who was Felice Beato?

Felice Beato, also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian–British photographer. He was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. He is noted for his genre works, portraits, and views and panoramas of the architecture and landscapes of Asia and the Mediterranean region. Beato's travels gave him the opportunity to create images of countries, people, and events that were unfamiliar and remote to most people in Europe and North America. His work provides images of such events as the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the Second Opium War, and represents the first substantial oeuvre of photojournalism. He had an impact on other photographers, and his influence in Japan, where he taught and worked with numerous other photographers and artists, was particularly deep and lasting.

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Born
1832
Venice
Also known as
  • Felix Beato
  • Felice A. Beato
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • Corfiot Italians
  • Italians in the United Kingdom
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Profession
Died
Jan 29, 1909
Florence

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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