Jerusalem 1854 : Salzmann

A. Salzmann - Porte de Damas (1854)

Auguste Salzmann (1824-1872) left France to the Middle East in 1854 to study in depth Jerusalem’s monuments and buildings. Vintage Blanquard-Evrard prints “after glass negatives”. A trained painter, he composes his photos as if they were paintings, using natural light to create strong contrasts with very rich black and white tones.
His photographs sit in the collections of Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Getty Museum and the Israel Museum among many other institutions. Check more of our Salzmann photos on the site