Ethnics and Trade

Ethnics and Trade
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Ethnics and Trade

Photography and the Colonial exhibitions in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. Photographs of indigenous people used in 19th century colonial politics. Author: Laetitia Dujardin 62 pages, hardcover

Series Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography, vol 2.

In the 19th century photography recorded the non-western cultures. In 1883 a colonial exhibition was organised in Amsterdam, devoted to indigenous peoples and their crops, produce and trades. In this fascinating book Laetitia Dujardin explains the backgrounds of this exhibition (and similar exhibitions in Belgium), the views on and attitudes towards non-western cultures and the role of photography in colonial politics.