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Zangaki (Adelphoi Zangaki (Langahi))

 
Zangaki

photographer
(active 1870's-1890's - )

The Zangaki Brothers (active 1870s[1]-1890s[2]) were two Greek photographers who specialized in historic or ancient Egyptian scenes, producing prints for the tourist trade. They occasionally worked with the Port Said photographer, Hippolyte Arnoux. Little is known about the brothers, except their initials, C. and G., and that they worked out of Port Said and Cairo.[3] Their photographs of late 19th century Egypt, though produced for sale to the flourishing European tourist trade to Egypt, are highly prized by historians and collectors for their insights into life at the time. Images included views of the pyramids (e.g. Cheops or the Sphinx) and the cities (e.g. Suez or Alexandria), as well of Egyptians going about their daily lives (e.g. a teacher and pupils, men by the Nile, or women at home). [edit]

5 objects

Panaramic View of Cairo, Egypt

n.d.
vintage albumen print
Gift of Isaac Lagnado, Class of 1971
2010.68.175
 

Market, Cairo, Egypt

n.d.
vintage albumen print
Gift of Isaac Lagnado, Class of 1971
2010.68.176
 

Man Sitting on Ground with Stick

n.d.
vintage albumen print
Gift of Isaac Lagnado, Class of 1971
2010.68.189
 

Water Peddler (Blind?)

n.d.
vintage albumen print
Gift of Isaac Lagnado, Class of 1971
2010.68.199
 

Arab Woman on Donkey

n.d.
vintage albumen print
Gift of Isaac Lagnado, Class of 1971
2010.68.201