Photographer Chechavičius was born on March 2, 1818. In Polotsk County, he studied at the Vitebsk Gymnasium. For several years he worked as an accountant at zamoste military hospital. Photography became interested in 1853, when the method of photographing wet collodion began to spread, displacing the dagerotype and prevailing until the end of the 19th century. Having reached the heights of this art and becoming a widely recognized photographer of place names, Chechavičius studied photography in Paris at the beginning of photography, working for some time as a photographer in Kiev, Chernigov, Vitebsk. In 1865 he moved to Vilnius. He eventually loved him as his hometown and lived there until his death on January 1, 1888.
JOSEPH ČECHAVIČIUS VILNIUS
Exhibition guide, second edition. The curator of the exhibition, author of the texts of the publication D. Junevičius, published by the National Museum of Art of Lithuania, 2016.
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