Dimashq Suwar min al-Madi 1840-1918. [Damascus Images from the Past 1840 – 1918].

El-Hage, Badr.

Book ID: 17189

ISBN:      01901059405


4to. 187 pp., profusely illustrated in sepia colour and b/w photos in & hors text including two folding panoramas, cloth in d/w, biblio, Arabic text, Folios Limited, London, 2001.


An academic study discussing early photography in Damascus carried out by Foreign and local photographers. The author gives new information about the activities of the photographers who visited or resided in Damascus, together with information about Syrian photographers. A critical analysis of the works carried out by Western photographers is given under the title “Colonial vision”.

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