The Arab imago : a social history of portrait photography, 1860-1910 /

"The birth of photography coincided with the expansion of European imperialism in the Middle East, and some of the medium's earliest images are Orientalist pictures taken by Europeans in such places as Cairo and Jerusalem--photographs that have long shaped and distorted the Western visual...

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Author / Creator: Sheehi, Stephen, 1967- (Author)
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Princeton University Press, publisher.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Histories and Practice
  • Chapter 1. An empire of photographs : Abdullah Freres and the Osmanlilik ideology
  • Chapter 2. The Arab imago : Jurji Saboungi and the Nahdah image-screen
  • Chapter 3. The carte de visite : the sociability of new men and women
  • Chapter 4. Writing photography : technomateriality and the verum factum
  • Part II. Case Studies and Theory
  • Chapter 5. Portrait paths : the sociability of the photographic portrait
  • Chapter 6. Stabilizing portraits, stabilizing modernity
  • Chapter 7. The latent and the afterimage
  • Chapter 8. The mirror of two sanctuaries and three photographers
  • Epilogue: On the cusp of Arab Ottoman photography.