Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Felice Beato's Japan
'Felice Beato's Japan' is a large online exhibition from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The British citizen Felice Beato (born Corfu, 1833/4-1907) was the first photographer to systematically survey Japan in his 'Photographic Views of Japan with Historical and Descriptive Notes' (1869). This MIT exhibition contains a substantial 50-image album of Beato's fine colour pictures, together with a scholarly essay and detailed chronology by Alona C. Wilson. There are also detailed annotations, made by Beato's colleagues, placed alongside the pictures.