Friday, 30 November 2012

Exhibition of Early Photographs of the Middle East


Image - The Royal Collection
A exhibition of photographs is to be shown next year in Edinburgh, entitled  Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East.  Beginning on 8 March 2013 and continuing until 21 July 2013, it will be held in The Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The photographs document a tour carried out by the Prince of Wales - later to become King Edward VII - in 1862 to the Middle East.  The images were taken by Francis Bedford, a British photographer, who was the first to photograph a royal tour.  Countries visited included Egypt, Palestine, the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece.
For further details of the exhibition click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment