Zangaki brothers

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The Zangaki brothers (Adelphoi Zangaki) were two Greek photographers, active between 1870s-90s, who worked in Egypt, producing prints for the tourist trade.

They produced some of the finest images of late Victorian Egypt, yet so little is known about them. They were probably Greek Cypriots, although it has been suggested they may have come from Crete. Nothing is known of them before their first photographs were published in Egypt in the late 1870s, and even the names of the brothers themselves are unknown. It has been suggested their initials were ‘C’ and ‘G.’ [1] [2]