7th grade research (Marc Ferrez)

Marc Ferrez was born on December 7th, 1843 in Brazil, Rio de Janiero. He was born into a family of artists originally from france. His father was Zepherin Ferrez, a sculptor. He was educated in paris, but returned to Brazil and began photographing the Rio de Janiero landscape. He was apprenticed to Franz Keller from Germany. Marc was given money from Emperor  Dom Pedro II and he built his own studio in 1865. His studio was built in Rua São José. Sadly just 8 short years later his studio burnt down. He traveled to France bought a new camera and returned to Brazil to focus his attention on slaves working on plantations and rural landscapes. While using a camera that takes 180 degree view camera, he became a master of panoramic photography. He did this when he went on a geological expedition with Charles Fredrick Hartt to the inner province of Bahia. He photographed the botocudo tribe while on the exhibition. He rebuilt his studio and began teaching photography. He also operated a photography supply house. During the 1870’s and 1880’s Marc began displaying his art in the United States and Europe. He also began taking photos of street scenes and architecture. In 1907 in Rio de Janerio he opened The Pathé Cinema. He was considered one of the greatest photographers of his time. In 1876 he won a gold medal for entering his work in ‘exhibition of the century in Pennsylvania’. He won another gold medal in 1907 at the world fair in St. Louis, he was the only photographer to win a gold medal. Emperor Pedro II named Ferrez the official photographer of the Royal Navy. This was because of how great Ferrez was at capturing the perfect movements of the boats. Marc Ferrez died in 1850 and left many beautiful pieces of art behind.

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