ILLUSTRATED TALK Of Sultans and Photographs: The Imperial Albums of 19th-century Istanbul

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ILLUSTRATED TALK Of Sultans and Photographs: The Imperial Albums of 19th-century Istanbul

ILLUSTRATED TALK Of Sultans and Photographs: The Imperial Albums of 19th-century Istanbul

  • Date: Feb 18, 2016 01:00PM - Feb 18, 2016 02:00PM
  • Price: Free with Museum admission. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the lecture or can be pre-booked online.

How was photography introduced to the Ottoman Empire? Who were the favoured photographers of the Sultan’s court? Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip traces the evolution of royal albums that captured Istanbul’s architectural wonders.

"Yeni Valide Mosque in Üsküdar"
From the Album of Constantinople
With the tuğra of Sultan Abdülhamid II
By Photoglob Zürich, ca. 1890
Photochrom print, hand-tinted and mounted on boards
Binding: full leather with gold tooling
Ömer M. Koç, private collection

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