TWO EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MECCA, 1880-1890 TWO EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MECCA, 1880-1890

TWO EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MECCA, 1880-1890

Reference: ART3002052

Two early photographs of Mecca by Al-sayyid Abd Al-Ghaffar Al-Tabib, both photograps depicts a general view of the Kabaa with the city beyond.
'Abd al-Ghaffar is credited with being the earliest Arabian photographer. He was reputed to have learned the art of photography from the Dutch orientalist Christian Snouck Hurgronje who stayed with the physician in Mecca in 1884-85.