Alfred Ellis (active 1884-1899)
Artist associated with 176 portraits
Alfred Ellis was a photographer with a studio on Upper Baker Street, London, from 1884 until 1898. He was a member of the Photographic Society (later the Royal Photographic Society) from 1883, and was one of the original members of the Professional Photographers' Association, acting at various times as Secretary, President and General Secretary. Ellis specialised in theatrical photography; he sometimes arranged for actual scenes from plays to be photographed at his studio. He later photographed stage performances at theatres themselves. Ellis took a leading interest in the issue of photographers' copyright, fighting several actions in High Courts; he was also one of the founders of the Copyright Union.
by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 April 1891