Alphonso Lisk-Carew

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Alphonso Lisk-Carew
Alphonso Silvester Lisk-Carew

Died1969 (aged 81–82)
NationalitySierra Leonean
Known forPhotography

Alphonso Sylvester Lisk-Carew (1887–1969) was a Sierra Leonean photographer, active from around 1905, to 1920 to 1925.

Life and work[edit]

Alphonso Lisk-Carew founded his business in 1905. His brother Arthur was his assistant. Lisk-Carew advertised as Photographers, importers of photographic materials, stationery, toys, fancy goods, etc., 3 East Brook Lane and 30, corner of Westmoreland and Gloucester Streets Freetown, Sierra Leone.[1] The brothers made photographic trips into the interior of Sierra Leone and also to the Gambia circa 1912. The Lisk-Carew brothers were appointed photographers for the visit of the Duke of Connaught in 1910.[2]

Selected photographs[edit]

Publications about Lisk-Carew[edit]

  • Vera Viditz-Ward: "Photography in Sierra Leone, 1850–1918". In: Africa (1987), 57:4, p. 510–518
  • Sierra Leone, 1787–1987. Two Centuries of Intellectual Life. Manchester, 1987. (p. 514–516.) ISBN 0719027918 (=Repr. of Africa, 57: 4)


  1. ^ "Lisk-Carew Brothers". Cambridge University Library. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  2. ^ Macmillan, Allister ed.: The Red Book of West Africa. Historical and Descriptive, Commercial and Industrial Facts, Figures, and Resources. London, W.H. and L. Collingridge, 1920.

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