Polycarpe Joaillier 1848-1904 By Ismail Veli…….. Polycarpe Joaillier a French photographer was based in Constantinople. He was one of the most diverse photographers in the Ottoman Empire.
Jean Pascal Sébah By Ismail Veli…….. Pascal J. Sébah born in 1823 was of Syrian/Armenian origin. His father Hanna Sébah went to Constantinople (Now lstanbul) in order to find work, and eventually married Lisa Hichaftadjan. Their fourth child Pascal J. Sébah, grew up to become a great photographer […]
By Ismail Veli……… Tancrède R. Dumas 1830-1905 Ottoman society was as racially mixed as Europe is today. Society was fluid and advanced on merit. Unlike Europe in the 1800’s who were generally more prejudiced against individuals from other communities, this was generally on a smaller scale in the […]
By Ismail Veli…….. Photography provides us with glimpses of the past that we never had in human history before the mid 1800’s.