Dreaming Egypt – Early Photographs by Béchard and Sébah

19 June–20 October 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Probably Pascal Sebah. No title. Egypt, 1880s. Albumen print, 25 x 31 cm.

The exhibition reveals how the photographers Henri Béchard and Pascal Sébah, who worked in Cairo around 1880, assembled and staged an Egyptian dream world for a Western audience, image by image.

(Photo courtesy of Museum Rietberg Zurich.)

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