Evening near the Pyramids Ashton, Ernest R.  (British, 1867-1951)

Ernest Ashton, a member of London’s Linked Ring, made most of his images in the Middle East and India, taking on the pseudonym “Orientalist.” He was master at handling the difficult and harsh lighting conditions in that part of the world, as evidenced in his Camera Notes gravure, Evening near the Pyramids. Waiting until the sun slid behind a developing formation of clouds, Ashton captured an image that Stieglitz realized would appeal to many tastes because “the subject is so splendidly handled, artistically and photographically.” [1]


Christian A. Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Notes. Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1993 p. 25