Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Sébah's date of birth, place of birth and place of death are unknown. He was a commercial photographer who opened a studio in Constantinople in 1868 and specialized in photos for tourists. Eventually Sébah entered into a partnership with Joaillier. Sébah photographed Egypt extensively and also was associated with the Société française de photographie. He worked in the firm of Sebah & Joaillier, Alexandria, Egypt.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®:ULAN 500015435. The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
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