Richard Ellis (Maltese photographer)

Richard Ellis (27 January 1842 – 23 December 1924) was a British-Maltese photographer who was one of the pioneers of photography in Malta during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in St. Luke's, East London, he travelled throughout Europe as a circus performer[1] before settling down in Malta at the age of nineteen. Within a few years he had opened a studio in Valletta, and he became a renowned photographer. His archive of tens of thousands of photographs still exists, and his work is significant for both its historic value and technical quality. His work is now in the public domain according to the law of Malta.

Richard Ellis
Born(1842-01-27)27 January 1842
London, UK
Died23 December 1924(1924-12-23) (aged 82)
NationalityEnglish, Maltese
OccupationPhotographer
Years active1862–1924
SpouseAlfonsina Curmi
ChildrenJohn Ellis, Anthony Ellis

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