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This compelling account of Camille Silvy's life and photography is published to mark the centenary of his death and the first retrospective of his work. With hitherto unseen material, Mark Haworth-Booth presents Silvy as an extraordinarily modern photographer of great talent and originality.

The catalogue has 160 pages, and features over 100 illustrations.

Mark Haworth-Booth is a renowned historian and curator of photography. Formerly Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where he worked from 1970 to 2004, he served as Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of the Arts, London from 2003 to 2010 and holds a number of research fellowships. He worked on this book as a guest scholar at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

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Camille Silvy: Photographer of Modern Life 1834-1910

Camille Silvy: Photographer of Modern Life 1834-1910