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Photographic View of the Masjid al-Haram

1886-9

The Khalili Collections

The Khalili Collections

The photograph, which is entitled 'Prayers around the Ka'bah', is signed by the Meccan doctor 'Abd al-Ghaffar, the first resident of Mecca to photograph the Masjid al-Haram.
In 1885 Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, the first European photographer of Mecca, taught 'Abd al-Ghaffar how to use a camera and, when Snouck was expelled from the Hijaz, he left his photographic equipment with 'Abd al-Ghaffar who went on to take a series of important photographs of the rituals of Hajj.

Details

  • Title: Photographic View of the Masjid al-Haram
  • Date Created: 1886-9
  • Location Created: Mecca
  • Type: PHOTOGRAPH
  • Medium: albumin print

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