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Bonfils, Félixlocked

(b Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, March 8, 1831; d Alès, April 9, 1885).
  • Geoffrey Belknap

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French photographer and photographic printer. Bonfils is best known for his photographs of the Mediterranean and Middle East, particularly his five-volume Souvenirs d’Orient: Egypte. Palestine. Syrie. Grèce (1878). Prior to opening a studio briefly in Alès in 1865, he was apprenticed to Abel Niépce de St Victor (180570). Having travelled to Lebanon in ...

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