Alessandro Pavia (1824–1889)

An Italian photographer of portraits, Pavia was born at Milan. He opened a studio at Genoa, where he also gave lessons and sold camera equipment. His most notable work was the photographs he took of Garibaldi and the Thousand, which he began in 1862 and completed in 1867. His Album dei Mille comprised of some 850 photographs in cartes de visite format, and he dedicated the work to Garibaldi himself. Pavia moved to Milan in 1873, opening a studio there, but returned to Genoa in 1883 to resume his business there. It is thought that the chemicals he used in his studio affected his health. He died at Genoa.









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