Iván Szabó

Iván Szabό, drawing by Elena Romero-Passerin D’Entreves after a self-portrait of the photographer Iván Szabό, born in 1822, was from Marosvásárhely, present-day Târgu Mureş, a city in Transylvania, which was then part of Hungary but nowadays belongs to Romania. Not much is known about Szabό, and indeed we can only assume of his early life that he enjoyed a …

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Robert Adamson

Robert Adamson was born in 1821 at Burnside, near St Andrews, and enjoyed an early education at Madras College. While in St Andrews, he was introduced to the calotype process by his brother, Dr John Adamson, and Sir David Brewster.1 Due to his fragile health, he did not become an engineer as he had originally planned, becoming a photographer instead. 2  During his short life, Adamson established himself as a pioneer of early photography, best known for his collaboration with the painter …

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