ALBANIA, 1858-1945 A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY, Edited by: LOIC CHAUVIN AND CHRISTIAN RABY.
Albania remains largely unrepresented in the global history of photography.
Not a single name or reference attests to the many talented artists it has counted in the field.
Even the exemplary Marubi dynasty is little-known. And yet few countries can boast of having nurtured so many great photographers.
From the dawn of photography, when Albania was still a part of the Ottoman Empire, to the establishment of Enver Hoxha’s communist
regime in 1946 in the wake of the Second World War, photography flourished in Albania. It is this Golden Age, from 1858 and the first Albanian photograph, to the end of the 1940s, which we will present in this publishing.
Albania possesses a photographic legacy which,though unique among the Balkans,
has gone unnoticed both inside and outside its borders.
Most images presented in this book have never before been the subject of exhibition or publication.
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