The indigenous lens? early photography in the Near and Middle East /

"The historiography of early photography has scarcely examined Islamic countries in the Near and Middle East, although the new technique was adopted very quickly there by the 1840s. Which regional, local, and global aspects can be made evident? What role did autochthonous image and art traditio...

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Other Authors / Creators:Ritter, Markus, 1967- editor.
Scheiwiller, Staci Gem, editor.
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Berlin : De Gruyter, [2018]
Series:Studies in theory and history of photography ; v. 8.
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Early photography in the Near and Middle East and the notion of an "indigenous lens" / Markus Ritter and Staci G. Scheiwiller
  • Histories. The search for an Ottoman vernacular photography / Edhem Eldem
  • Photography during the Qajar Era, 1842-1925 / Mohammadreza Tahmasbpour, translated by Reza Sheikh
  • Biographies. Geographies traced and histories told : photographic documentation of land and people by 'Abdollah Mirza Qajar, 1880s-1890s / Elahe Helbig
  • Early photography of the holy sites of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula / Claude W. Sui
  • Relocating Sevruguin : contextualizing the political climate of the Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin (c. 1851-1933) / Staci G. Scheiwiller
  • Practices. The Ottoman in Ottoman photography : producing identity through negation / Wendy M.K. Shaw
  • Written images : poems on early Iranian portrait studio photography (1864-1930) and constitutional revolution postcards (1905-1911) / Carmen Pérez González
  • The gate of the Bosporus : early photographs of Istanbul and the Dolmabahçe Palace / Esra Akcan
  • The heroic lens : portrait photography of Ottoman insurgents in the ninteenth-century Balkans-Types and uses / Martina Baleva
  • Glass plates and Kodak cameras : Arab amateur photography in the "era of film" / Stephen Sheehi
  • Archives. The photography studio of the Naseri harem in nineteenth-century Iran / Mohammad Sattari and Khadijeh Mohammadi Nameghi
  • The photograph albums of the Royal Golestan Palace : a window into the social history of Iran during the Qajar Era / Alireza Nabipour and Reza Sheikh
  • How a former museum of mordern art curator assembled an international history of photography collection for Iran in the 1970s / Donna Stein.