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Photo London – The last of the Samurai


A collection of rare photographs by Nadar, Shimooka, Suzuki, Disdéri, Beato and others are exhibited at The London Photograph Fair, from 19 – 20 May at The Great Hall, King’s College, in London. For this year’s edition of the The London Photograph Fair, collector Daniella Dangoor presents 40 rare photographs of Samurai. It should be noted that most photographs purporting to be of Samurai, and often used as illustrations in books and magazines, are nothing of the kind. They were taken well after 1877, when the Samurai system was abolished, in commercial studios, with actors or studio assistants dressing up...

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