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photographes internationaux établissent leurs premiers studios professionnels locaux. L’exposition met en lumière des œuvres de photographes comme Charles Guillain, un capitaine de navire français qui a participé à un voyage diplomatique le long des côtes africaines en 1847–1848, Désiré Charnay, archéologue qui a photographié les premiers sites pré- hispaniques du Mexique, Marc Ferrez, le premier photographe brésilien à recevoir une reconnaissance internationale, ou William Ellis, missionnaire anglais qui a voyagé à Madagascar. L’ex p o s it ion pr é s e nt e é g a le me nt u n témoignage visuel du voyage d’Auguste Bartholdi en Égypte, en Nubie (actuel Soudan) et en Palestine pour en photographier les principaux monuments. Cette collection fut la première et la dernière interaction de Bartholdi avec la photographie, lui qui a sculpté, plus tard, la Statue de la Liberté.

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The exhibition highlights works by eminent photographers such as Charles Guillain, a French ship’s captain who took part in a diplomatic trip down the coast of Africa in 1847-48, Desire Charnay, an archaeologist who photographed the first pre-Hispanic sites in Mexico, Marc Ferrez, the first Brazilian photographer to receive international recognition, or William Ellis, an English missionary who travelled through Madagascar. The exhibition also presents a visual record of Auguste Bartholdi’s voyage to Egypt, Nubia (now Sudan) and Palestine to photograph the principal monuments. This collection was Bartholdi’s first and last interaction with the medium of photography, before he went on to sculpt the Statue of Liberty. T he visitor can also discover t he f irst photographs of the holy places in Medina and Mecca, taken by Egyptian military engineer Muhammad Sadiq Bey circa 1881.

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Photo by Ismail Noor, Seeing Things

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