Picturing Jerusalem: James Graham and Mendel Diness, Photographers

December 4, 2007 - April 24, 2008
Popper Gallery

This exhibition of work by James Graham and Mendel John Diness, two leading 19th-century photographers working in Palestine in the 1850s, explores progress made in the field of photography during that decade, as well as the political and social aspects of the Holy Land under Ottoman rule. On view will be rare photograph albums by the two artists, and such artifacts as a lens belonging to Diness, a wooden negative box, and a notebook.

This exhibition has been organized by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

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Mendel John Diness, Panoramic View of the Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif), 1850, Vintage silver print. Purchased through the bequest of Suzanne and Marcel Chayette, Paris. Collection of the Israel Museum and the Center for Jewish History.