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Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge

Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge (1911-1994) was a Nigerian photographer who held the title of official photographer for the Royal Court of Benin in the mid 20th century. In 1942 he opened his own studio called The Ideal Studio where he did private … Continue reading

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Maryam Şahinyan

Maryam Şahinyan is credited as being the first female studio photographer in Turkey. She came into the profession out of necessity when financial difficulties forced her to assist her father at the Galatasaray Photography Studio in Istanbul. She went on to manage the … Continue reading

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