img. The Curiel sisters at work, in the centre of this image. Public Domain from Rijksmuseum, via Europeana.
Sisters Augusta and Anna Curiel were photographers and owners of Suriname’s most famous photography studio.
The Curiels received commissions and royal warrants which documented important events and daily life in Suriname for almost forty years in the early 20th century. Both collaborated in the photography: Augusta was a technically gifted photographer, with a great eye for composition and lighting; Anna’s role was in developing the photographs and important preparation work like setting up the cameras and tripods.
Read a blog by Adrian Murphy to learn more about their life and career and explore the beautiful photos they took, on Europeana: https://bit.ly/33qAf6s