“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Sanzetti – Inter-war Photographer of Shanghai

Posted: July 2nd, 2019 | No Comments »

Last week I blogged about the Skvirsky Photography Studio in 1930s Shanghai – Skvirsky became the most in-demand wedding photographer to both Chinese Shanghai and Shanghailander foreign society, a friend of Sir Victor Sassoon’s and a noted portrait photographer…

Skvirsky Photo Studio, Nanking Road, Shanghai

He also, earlier, worked in partnership with a photographer called Sanzetti, a man I knew, and still know, nothing about. However the phenomenal old Shanghai researcher Katya Knyazeva ferreted out a photograph of him – not great quality, but the only one we have to my knowledge.

Sanzetti in his darkroom
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