The publication also aims to present the work of local photographers and studios, in showing certain “original images” made in a particular region, while also outlining the role played by governments in power in the development and appropriation of this modern medium on a local scale. This publication gives prominence to the works, coming mainly from the Musée du Quai Branly collection, and also the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Musée Guimet. The quality of the approximate 100 reproductions reveal the diversity of photographic objects presented in the exhibition (daguerreotypes, prints, albums, negatives). It also includes bibliographic entries of the photographers represented in the exhibition, entries for works of the exhibition, and a geo-historical chronology.
About the Editor
Christine Barthe as head of the photographic collections heritage unit at the Musée du Quai Branly, Christine Barthe is in charge of the acquisition of both historical and contemporary photographs. She has curated several exhibitions including Nocturnes de Colombie, images contemporaines (2013) and Patagonie, images du bout du monde (2012) and contributed to the curation of Photoquai (2007-2011) at the Musée du Quai Branly.
About the Publisher
Founded in 2015 with the mission of promoting the talent of artists from the region, Kaph Books is a publishing house based in Beirut, Lebanon, and specialising in quality art books on Middle-Eastern artists or art practices. Each book is unique, created in collaboration with the artists and contributors with high technical and design quality.