W. Hanselman

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Famous portrait of Saad Zaghloul by Hanselman

W. Hanselman was a photographer of Jewish origin established in Egypt.[1] Working for Cairo's Anglo-Swiss Studio, he was renowned for his images of King Fuad I, Queen Farida and other Egyptian royalty.[2] According to American photographer Barry Iverson (born in 1956), Hanselman was the great genius of court photography at the time and very much the favorite, particularly in the late 1920s.[3] One of his most recognizable works is a black-and-white photographic portrait of Egyptian nationalist leader and prime minister Saad Zaghloul.[4]


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  2. ^ Turner, Mia (16 June 2008). "Nourab Keropian: The last of the Armenians" (Reprint). The National. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  3. ^ Schleifer, S. Abdallah (2001). "King Fouad At Work and Play". Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research. Archived from the original on 2003-04-02. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  4. ^ Fahmi, Zaki (1995) [1926]. Safwat al-'Asr [The Elite of Our Time] (in Arabic). Cairo: Madbouli Bookshop. p. 132. OCLC 318937678. Retrieved 2010-02-10.