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Lecture | Exhibition

Frank Scholten Photography Viewing

Friday 18 October 2019
Open to the public!
University Library
Witte Singel 27
2311 BG Leiden
Hensius Room
Fantasie in Ramle by Frank Scholten c.1921-22, courtesy of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East

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.

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