Lecture | Exhibition
Frank Scholten Photography Viewing
- Friday 18 October 2019
- Open to the public!
Witte Singel 26-27
2311 BG Leiden
- Hensius Room
A rare public viewing of the Frank Scholten collection
Scholten was a Dutch photographer who travelled through Palestine from 1921-23. His extensive collection of photos numbers upwards of 20,000 images, very few of which have been publicly seen. The collection sheds light of the changes in Palestinian society as the British Mandate was beginning. The work documents the shifts in Ottoman communalism, modernity, urban-rural divides and Palestine’s queer culture.