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"Early Photography in the Middle East" Exhibition

Qatar National Library
20 Sep, 2021 - 30 Dec, 2021 08:00 AM - 8:00 PM Doha Time + Add to CalendarQatar National LibraryIntended Audience
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Exhibition Details

The stories of first practitioners are the focus of this new exhibition, which will display some of the earliest images taken in the Middle East, which became a relevant area of photographic activity in the decades after the discovery of photography in 1839. The exhibition hosts objects from both Qatar National Library and Qatar Museum's collections, such as the works by pioneer French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804 – 1892) and the “Giroux Daguerréotype,” a rare example of the first commercially produced cameras.

The exhibition describes the material dimension of photography from the daguerreotype process to some of the first printing techniques and their commercial implications as well as photography’s effect on the construction of “the Orient” and the intellectual debate the new invention brought to the Arab world.

For more details and registration, please check the exhibition information page.

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