From 1855-1856, Greene produced a series of images of Constantine, an ancient city dramatically perched on a mountaintop in Algeria. These were the last photographs he made before his death at the early age of 24. In the light of North Africa, Greene does not exactly represent places, even when he records houses, ruined aqueducts, roads, bridges or burial sites, he creates tonal maps. The lengthy exposure has smoothed out the water and blurred the details of a horse drawn cart stopped in the stream below.
Librairie orientale et américaine, Paris; Marie-Thérèse and André Jammes
Another print in the collection of SFMOMA is illustrated in Corey Keller, Signs and Wonders, the Photographs of John Beasley Greene (Munich, London, New York: Prestel Verlag, 2019) pl. 78, p. 149.