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The Arab Imago

Stephen Sheehi

Published by Princeton University Press Apr 2016, 2016
ISBN 10: 0691151326 / ISBN 13: 9780691151328
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Title: The Arab Imago

Publisher: Princeton University Press Apr 2016

Publication Date: 2016

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Neuware - 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 imagination of the region. But the Middle East had many of its own photographers, collectors, and patrons. In this book, Stephen Sheehi presents a groundbreaking new account of early photography in the Arab world. Featuring extensive previously unpublished images, The Arab Imago shows how native photography played an essential role in the creation of modern Arab societies in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon before the First World War. At the same time, the book overturns Eurocentric and Orientalist understandings of indigenous photography and challenges previous histories of the medium. 264 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780691151328

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