Wednesday, December 28, 2005

"Prophet's Portrait" revealed

The famous photograph "portrait of the prophet" widely known in Iran is now being revealed(by two Swiss ethnologues in the November issue of "Etudes Photographiques") as a photograph taken in Tunisia by the two German/Austrian photographers Rudolf Lehnert and Ernst Landrock. The story was reported in the Swiss newspaper "La Liberte" (December 27, 2005).

Here is a link to the two photographers' work (the typical oreintalist-commercial photography spread all around the Islamic world in the beginning of the 20th century; both of these photographers worked in Tunisia between 1904 and 1914):


At 6:43 AM, Blogger M2K said...

Most significant is to know his qualities, his lesson and his life.

Another thing, congratulation for the blog, it is very interesting. Good continuation for your studies.


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