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Alexander Lamont Henderson. 1904 Holiday Snaps

Start Date: December 12, 2018
End Date: May 4, 2019
Time:

Location: THE GHIKA GALLERY, 3 Kriezotou St., Athens, www.benaki.gr

Description

Alexander Lamont Henderson (1838-1907) was a photographer who was distinguished for his services by Queen Victoria of Britain and a member of the Royal Photographic Society. The information related to his life and work is poor as his “royal” images were destroyed after the death of Queen Victoria and his “commercial” work which was donated to the library of the London Guildhall Museum in 1907 was destroyed in 1940′s bombing. A set of what he himself called “Holiday snaps” could possibly be the only part of his work that is saved nowadays. It consists of photographs taken between 1884 and 1906 during his trips in Mediterranean countries.
The exhibition will present for the first time the photographs he took in Greece in 1904. His lens turns away from the iconographic stereotypes of the time and depicts scenes from everyday life in the city with the vendors being the protagonists. The images taken inside the royal palaces in Athens and Tatoi are also of great interest.

The selection of themes will be based on 86 exemplary glass plates (diapositives) which were recently kindly donated to the Benaki Museum Photographic Archives

OPENING:
11.12.2016, 20:00

Opening hours
FridaySaturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed on Sunday and from Monday to Thursday*. Also closed in August

FREE ADMISSION

Members of Benaki Museum
Unemployment Card holders
Persons under 22
For disabled persons
Guides
ICOM members
Friends of the Benaki Museum

Event categories: exhibitions.

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