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Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje: The First Western Photographer in Mecca, 1884-1885,by Durkje van der Wal

Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje: The First Western Photographer in Mecca, 1884-1885

Durkje van der Wal

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Rijksmuseum studies in photography Vol.9 - 2011. The Islamic scholar Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje was the first westerner to take photographs in the ‘forbidden city’ Mecca.
 
The Islamic scholar Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje was the first westerner to take photographs in the ‘forbidden city’ Mecca. He did so by converting to Islam so that he could take part in the Hajj. He became world famous the moment his books of photographs were published. Now, for the first time, we learn about the obstacles that Snouck Hurgronje had to overcome in order to take his photographs. He took those in his first book himself, while the second is filled with photographs by his assistant, the Meccan doctor ‘Abd al-Ghaffar. His share in Snouck Hurgronje’s books and their remarkable collaboration have never been studied before. One of the high points is an exceptional circular, six-shot photograph taken with a homemade ‘detective camera’. It was made with the ‘revolver method’ of a rotating glass plate that enabled six photographs to be taken in succession without changing the plate. The Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fund enables young researchers to study photography in the archives of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and publish their results in the series Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography.
Titel Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje: The First Western Photographer in Mecca, 1884-1885
Author Durkje van der Wal
Signed No
ISBN 9789071450327
Language English
Dimensions (cm hxb) 27 x 21,5
Book condition New
Cover condition As new
Condition description Bottom corners bumped
Binding No
Edition First edition
Pages 56
Publisher Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Publishing date 2011
Publishing place Amsterdam
Number published 850
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