Thessaloniki in Colour (1913), Albert Kahn

Edwardians in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0079stt For a quarter of a century, Albert Kahn (1860-1940) supplied a team of photographers with the world's first colour camera system and dispatched them across the globe. Their films and 72,000 photographs offer a unique insight into the formative years of the 20th Century.  …Read more Thessaloniki in Colour (1913), Albert Kahn

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Exhibition: Greek Women in the beginning of the 20th Century. 13 – 30 March, 2017. Thessaloniki.

Διάρκεια έκθεσης 13 – 30 Μαρτίου 2017 Δευτέρα – Παρασκευή 10:00 – 14:00, 18:00 – 21:00 Αγίας Σοφίας 38 546 22 Θεσσαλονίκη - Tηλ. 2310 220 700, 277 911 - fax. 2310 277 768 |faath@otenet.gr

Μουσείο Βυζαντινού Πολιτισμού:”Στο περιθώριο του πολέμου: Η Θεσσαλονίκη της Κατοχής (1941-1944)”via LIFO

The curators of "On the Margins of War: Thessaloniki under the German Occupation (1941-1944) through the Photographic Collection of Byron Metos" present, via LIFO, 31 rare photographs and the stories behind them. Οι επιμελητές της έκθεσης "Στο περιθώριο του πολέμου: Η Θεσσαλονίκη της Κατοχής (1941-1944)" παρουσιάζουν στη LIFO 31 σπάνιες φωτογραφίες και την ιστορία πίσω…Read more Μουσείο Βυζαντινού Πολιτισμού:”Στο περιθώριο του πολέμου: Η Θεσσαλονίκη της Κατοχής (1941-1944)”via LIFO

PHRC – RESEARCH SEMINAR IN CULTURES OF PHOTOGRAPHY, SPRING TERM 2016

March 15, 2016 – Hugh Aston Building, 4.15 The Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC), De Montfort University,  Leicester, UK.

Dr Colette Wilson (University of Westminster)

Travelling Memories: the Boissonnas photo-albums Salonique et ses basiliques (1913) and Smyrne (1919)

Colette Wilson

Two photograph albums by the Swiss photographer Frédéric Boissonnas and his son Edmond-Edouard,Salonique et ses basiliques (1913) and Smyrne (1919), capture Salonica (Thessalonika) and Smyrna (Izmir) at crucial turning points in their histories before a chain of events ignited Greek and Turkish nationalism leading to their near destruction. While maintaining an awareness of the ‘locatedness of memory’ within a national context (Radstone), the albums, with their clear focus on Greek-Christian national identity and heritage, arguably function as carefully designed propaganda tools, the aim of which was to create a memory that would travel transculturally (Erll) around the world gaining support for Greece which hoped to unite all the Ottoman lands with Greek populations into a single Greek state, whose capital would be Constantinople. Greece’s ‘Great Idea’ may have died in the flames of Smyrna, but it lives on in the Boissonnas albums and their online presence.

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January 19, 2016 – Hugh Aston Building, room 2.08

Professor Clare Harris (University of Oxford)

‘Type-cast?’: Rethinking Studio Photography in the Hill Stations of British India

Clare HarrisIt is well known that from the 1860s onwards, individuals from all over the Indian subcontinent were photographed and classified according to ethnic, religious, and caste criteria, and thereby reduced to ‘type’ within the colonial anthropological project. This paper examines a parallel but neglected phenomenon of the late nineteenth century: the production of ‘type’ photography in commercial studios in the Himalayas and its reception in the ‘visual economy’ of the British Empire. By paying close attention to the activities and outputs of photographic studios and considering them as sites of transcultural encounter rather than of strict segregation between coloniser and colonised, I seek to reverse the process of ‘type’-casting that was inflicted on the local actors who performed within them.

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ΕΚΘΕΣΗ: Θεσσαλονίκη 1863-1873 – Οι παλαιότερες φωτογραφίες, Οι πρώτοι χάρτες της περιοχής σταθμού και λιμανιού

Φωτογραφία Ρουμπελλαίν: η δυτική Θεσσαλονίκη γύρω στα 1873. Το Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης παρουσιάζει την έκθεση ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ 1863-1873 Οι παλαιότερες φωτογραφίες Οι πρώτοι χάρτες της περιοχής σταθμού και λιμανιού  στο Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο Θεσσαλονίκης του ΜΙΕΤ στη Βίλα Καπαντζή – Βασιλίσσης Όλγας 108 Εγκαίνια: Παρασκευή 5 Ιουνίου 2015, ώρα 19:00 Διάρκεια: 5 Ιουνίου – 11 Σεπτεμβρίου…Read more ΕΚΘΕΣΗ: Θεσσαλονίκη 1863-1873 – Οι παλαιότερες φωτογραφίες, Οι πρώτοι χάρτες της περιοχής σταθμού και λιμανιού