Giorgio Sommer: The Stories of Pompeii

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Giorgio Sommer: The Stories of Pompeii
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The work of this famous 19th century German photographer, were no doubt part responsible for turning the excavated Roman city of Pompeii into a tourist destination. Having moved his studio from Switzerland to Naples, Sommer established a burgeoning career producing small scale prints, stereo views and cartes de visite, yet these large format prints have rarely been seen as they’ve been kept in storage for over a century.


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