18th October 2019 – 11-12:30 PM
Leiden University Library – Hensius Room
A rare public viewing of the Frank Scholten collection.
Scholten was a Dutch photographer who travelled through Palestine from 1921-23. His extensive collection of photos numbers upwards of 20,000 images, very few of which have been publicly seen. The collection sheds light of the changes in Palestinian society as the British Mandate was beginning. The work documents the shifts in Ottoman communalism, modernity, urban-rural divides and Palestine’s queer culture.