Emile Béchard Photography Exhibition

Thursday, February 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Photographic Gallery, Room P059, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall
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Noura Bahgat
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The Photographic Gallery

 

The Photographic Gallery
In cooperation with The Rare Books and Special Collections Library

Emile Béchard:

An Orientalist in Nineteenth Century Cairo

A collection on loan from AUC Trustee Philip Maritz

February 14 - March 22, 2018

 

On February 14 2018, The Photographic Gallery at The American University in Cairo in cooperation with The Rare Books and Special Collections Library is hosting a photographic exhibition entitled “Emile Béchard: An Orientalist in Nineteenth Century Cairo.” This collection is on loan from AUC Trustee Philip Maritz. The exhibit of 53 nineteenth century sepia photos is a selection from French photographer Emile Bechard’s Orientalist studies. It includes daily life scenes of street life, domestic life, market activities, sufi dervishes, women and an assortment of portraits of Sheikh al-Sadat, an important social figure of his time. The opening reception will be on Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 1 pm.

 

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