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Auguste Salzmann (French, 1824–1872)

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Salzmann was born in Strasbourg, France, and studied painting with Paul Delaroche in Paris. He became interested in archaeology during a trip to the Middle East in 1850 and began photographing ancient ruins and artefacts. Salzmann's photographs were remarkable for their technical precision and artistic composition. He used a large-format camera and carefully controlled lighting to create images that were both accurate and aesthetically pleasing. His photographs of the Temple of Jerusalem and other sites in the Holy Land are considered some of the earliest examples of archaeological photography. In addition to his photographic work, Salzmann also made detailed drawings and paintings of archaeological sites and artefacts. He published several books about his travels and findings, including 'Jerusalem: étude et reproduction photographique des monuments de la ville sainte' (1856-1864). Salzmann's work was highly influential in the field of archaeology, allowing for more accurate documentation and preservation of ancient sites and artefacts. His photographs also helped to popularise archaeology among the general public, offering a glimpse into the past that was both informative and visually stunning. Salzmann died in Paris in 1872, but his legacy as a pioneer of archaeological photography lives on. His photographs and other works can be found in museums and collections around the world.

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1854
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
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