Peter Henry Emerson
(1856 - 1936)
Peter Henry Emerson was active/lived in United Kingdom, Cuba. Peter Emerson is known for natural setting photography, printmaking.
Biography Peter Henry Emerson
Peter Henry Emerson was a British writer and photographer. His photographs are early examples of promoting photography as an art form. He is known for taking photographs that displayed natural settings and for his disputes with the photographic establishment about the purpose and meaning of photography.
Emerson was born on La Palma Estate, a sugar plantation near Encrucijada, Cuba which belonged to his American father, Henry Ezekiel Emerson and British mother, Jane, née Harris Billing. He was a distant relative of Samuel Morse and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He spent his early years in Cuba on his father's estate.
During the American Civil War he spent some time at Wilmington, Delaware, but moved to England in 1869, after the death
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