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The Travel Photo Essay by Mark Edward Harris

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CHAPTER 6 The Travel Photo Essay: A Brief History

 

 

 

Let’s travel back in history to a time soon after the dawn of photography when intrepid travelers realized that they could capture scenes of what they were experiencing on light-sensitized materials as they explored the four corners of the globe. This will help us to strengthen our foundation as we move forward in the present to create dynamic travel photo essays for the future.

While many of the photographers cited below are not “travel photographers” per se, they all share a wanderlust and see or saw the road as an endless source of inspiration.

FELICE BEATO (1832–1909)

If anyone should be awarded the moniker “First Great Travel Photographer” I would cast my vote for Felice Beato. ...

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