History of Photography

Introduction. History of Photography (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

A World History of Photography (by Naomi Rosenblum)

The Story Behind the Pictures 1827-1991 (by Hans-Michael Koetzle)

Photographers' Dictionary.
(based on "20th Century Photography - Museum Ludwig Cologne")



Photographers' Dictionary

(based on "20th Century Photography-Museum Ludwig Cologne")



Baron Raimund von Stillfried - 1


Baron Raimund von Stillfried

Also known as Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Rathenitz (6 August 1839 - 12 August 1911), was an Austrian photographer. After leaving his military career Stillfried moved to Yokohama, Japan and opened a photographic studio called Stillfried & Co. which operated until 1875. In 1875 Stillfried formed a partnership with Hermann Andersen and the studio was renamed, Stillfried & Andersen (also known as the Japan Photographic Association). This studio operated until 1885. In 1877 Stillfried & Andersen bought the studio and stock of Felice Beato. In the late 1870s Stillfried visited and photographed in Dalmatia, Bosnia, and Greece. In addition to his own photographic endeavours, Stillfried trained many Japanese photographers. In 1886 Stillfried sold the majority of his stock to his protégé, the Japanese photographer Kusakabe Kimbei, he then left Japan.

Views & costumes of Japan, 1875




Portrait of a girl


The Chokugaku-mon Gate seen from the middle gate of Yusho-in,Zojoji Temple,Shiba


Daibutsu (the Gtreat Buddha) at Todaiji Temple


Kinkakuji Temple


Pricincts of nikko toshogu shrine




A woman holding a folding fan


Men and women


Women playing musical instruments with bare shoulder


Portrait of a woman


Men wearing mino,a straw raincoat


Women rubbing cheeks


Seller of suika,watermelons


Girls standing hand in hand


The women at a teahouse


Relaxing women


Women cooling with a fan


Sumo wrestling


Sumo wrestling


A woman carrying a child on her back


Woman playing the shamisen,japanese balalaika,with bare shoulder


The precincts of Kasuga Shrine


A view with a lighthouse


A temple


A samurai warrior


A woman


An ox cart


A woman in male attire


A five-story pagoda at Yasaka Shrine


The sanmon (entrance) gate of a shrine


A temple


A leisure-boat keeper


Portrait of Emperor Meiji


Portrait of Empress Dowager Akinori


Portrait of a woman


Portrait of a woman


Portrait of a woman


Women nestling up


Women nestling up


A woman with rolled-up hair holding a pipe


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