Yeshayahu Nir

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The Bible and the Image: The History of Photography in the Holy Land, 1839-1899
by Yeshayahu Nir
Publisher's Description
Beginning with the earliest extant photograph of the holy land, a daguerreotype landscape of Jerusalem, this fascinating and scholarly book traces the evolution of photography as used in the Middle East, and explores how that culture was portrayed by the descriptive tool known as the camera. Using diverse examples by many of the great travel and documentary photographers including Frith, Bon Fils, Bedford, Salzmann, McDonald, along with many lesser known individuals, Nir has compiled a book that will delight anyone with an interest in the Holy Land or the history of photography.
ISBN: 0812279816
Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
Hardcover : 384 pages
Language: English
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