|Born||December 4, 1840
|Died||March 3, 1907
|Other names||Joseph Augustin Maure|
|Known for||Photographs of landscapes and people from South Algeria|
The "Photographie Saharienne" studio
Auguste Maure was an orientalist photographer that lived in Biskra (Algeria) from 1855 to 1907. He created the "Photographie Saharienne" studio in 1860 : the very first photography studio in south Algeria. Biskra is the queen of oases, a place where many artists (writers, painters and photographers) came in the 19th century to meet the particular climate, luminosity and landscapes of Sahara desert.
The members of the Ouled Naïl tribe, Berber dancers wearing incomparable costumes and covered by jewels, are often represented on Maure photographs very appreciated by the tourists.
The photos gallery
Ouled Naïl - Biskra - 1870
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