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Maxime du Camp

Born: Paris, 8 February 1822
Died: , 9 February 1894
Nationality: French

wealthy family


calotype photography with Gustave Le Gray and Alexis de Lagrange


1849 –commissioned by Ministry for Public Education to photograph monuments and inscriptions in the Middle East; writer Gustave Flaubert accompanies him

1852-54 – publishes Egypt, Nubia, Palestine and Syria (Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie: Dessins photographiques recueillis pendant les années 1849, 1850, 1851, accompagnés d’un texte explicatif et précédés d’une introduction), the first French publication to include photographs


Middle East, including Egypt, Jerusalem, and Baalbek (1849-51)

Commissions from: 

French government