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John Beasley Greene (1832 – November 1856) was a French-born American Egyptologist and one of the earliest archaeological documentary photographers. He died at the age of 24. Because of his early demise, his pioneering work was quickly forgotten. The first important study of Greene was published in 1981.
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In 1853, Greene embarked on an archaeological and photographic expedition to Egypt, where he crossed the Nile and also visited Beirut, Lebanon, Damascus, Syria and Jerusalem, Palestine. In 1854, the photographs were printed by Blanquart-Everard and published in a volume entitled "Le Nil." In 1854, Greene was a founding member of the Société Française de Photographie, Paris. From 1854-1855, Greene undertook a second Middle Eastern voyage to Thebes and Deir al-Bahri, Egypt. From 1855 to 1856, Greene travelled in Algeria.
American, French
Artist, Archaeologist, Photographer
John Beasley Greene, John Greene, John B. Greene, John Bulkley Greene
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