Early Photography and Palestine: A Talk by Issam Nassar

Siblings in the studio of Issa Sawabibi, 1920s, Arab Image Foundation

Join us for a lecture by Issam Nassar on the history of Palestinian photography. Nassar is a historian of the Modern Middle East and of Photography at Illinois State University. His work focuses on the modern Middle East and the history of photography. He is the co-editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and the author and editor of a number of books, including the editor of I Would Have Smiled: Photographing the Palestinian Refugee Experience (Institute for Palestinian Studies, 2009) with Rashā Salṭī, and The Story of Jerusalem (Olive Branch Press, 2013).

Murat Yildiz, Assistant Professor of History at Skidmore College, will introduce Nassar and moderate a discussion following the talk.

This talk is part of exhibition This Place, on view February 3 through April 22, 2018, as well the Palestinian Voices series. The Palestinian Voices series is organized and co-sponsored by the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS), the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program, International Affairs, Media and Film Studies, Art History, History, Hayat, and the Skidmore College Dean’s Office.

This event is free and open to the public.

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