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The golden age of Albanian photography 1858-1945: The Marubi dynasty and the rhapsodists of light

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The golden age of Albanian photography 1858-1945: The Marubi dynasty and the rhapsodists of light

Time: October 6, 2011 to January 8, 2012
Location: Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Street: 5 Rue de Fourcy
City/Town: 75004 Paris, France
Website or Map: http://www.mep-fr.org/maison2…
Phone: 01 44 78 75 00
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2011

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This exhibition presents a century of outstanding and evocative pictures from a European country that has been exposed by the winds of history  to eastern influences from the Ottoman empire. It features portraits of heroes or unnamed figures, studio compositions, landscapes, Christian and Muslim funerals, and scenes of daily life.

Albania, one of the toughest totalitarian regimes for almost half a century, is also the historic home of the aoidos or bards, wandering storytellers with inexhaustible memories whose origin goes back to the time of Homer. Worthy successors of these poets, the first Albanian photographers, rhapsodists of light, use pictures to tell the story of a world where history jostles with legend.

 

Photo: © Pjetër Marubi

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