Textiles and Costumes in Early Central Asian Photography

Category: Lectures

2134_Dudin_TwoWomenThe Fourth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture “Textiles and Costumes in Early Central Asian Photography” with Andrew Hale will take place Friday 11 February 2011 7pm at de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Anahita Gallery’s Central Asia Photo Archive is the largest private archive in the United States of vintage nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century photography from Central Asia. Archive collections include photographs from Central Asia by Divanov, Dudin, Hordet, Pankratiev, and many others. In this lecture, gallery owner Andrew Hale will draw from this incredible resource for a discussion about how early photography documents Central Asian costume and textile traditions.

Hale has more than thirty years of experience working in the area of Central Asian art. Together with Kate Fitz Gibbon, he has published numerous articles and three books on Central Asian art, focusing on photography and urban and nomadic textiles.

The event is co-sponsored by San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society.

Location and more information: Koret Auditorium 11 February 7pm, de Young Museum, San Francisco

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