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One-time viewing: early photos of Africa by Alexine Tinne

Monday 26 February 2024
University Library
Witte Singel 27
2311 BG Leiden
Vossius room

On Monday, 26 February, a special open evening will be held at the Leiden University Library for anyone interested in the eighteen recently acquired photographs of Africa, that were created by Alexine Tinne in 1862. The unique prints will be available for public viewing for one time only, in the presence of Curator for Photography Maartje van den Heuvel, who will be available to answer questions about the photos.

Over 160 years ago, the Hague-based photography pioneer and traveler Alexine Tinne (1835-1869) captured current South Sudan and its inhabitants on film. These photographs represent some of the earliest images taken in the heart of the African continent.

No registration is required for the open evening.
For any questions, please contact aanmelding@library.leidenuniv.nl.

Acquisition of early African photographs by explorer and photography pioneer Alexine Tinne

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