This exhibition shows selected works of early travel photography. During the first half of the 19th century, when Daguerreotype just has been invented, Egypt was a very popular travel destination for numerous painters, authors and archaeologists. They were inspired by this new media, not only because of artistic reasons but also for the purpose of documentation. The exhibition focuses on photographs taken between 1839 and 1860, the time of Gustave Flaubert‘s journeys to Egypt. On display are 48 works by e.g. Du Camp, Félix Teynard, Louis de Clercq, and Francis Frith.
The exhibition is available.
Exhibition objects: 48 photographs
Exhibition space: 250 sqm
Exhibition venues 1990-1995
Forum für Fotografie und Zeitkunst, Bremen, Germany, April/May 1990
Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund, Germany, 02.11.09-30.12.90
Staatliche Sammlung Ägyptische Kunst, München, Germany, 30.10.91-08.12.91
Museum Langes Tannen, Uetersen, Germany, 11.12.91-15.02.92
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bodemuseum, Germany, 25.04.92-28.06.92
Kulturverein Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg/Neckar, Germany, 05.07.92-02.08.92
Historisches Museum der Pfalz, Speyer, Germany, 16.05.93-01.08.93
Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 09.04.95-21.05.95
Visitors: 20 000