Friday, May 22, 2009

Postcards of Algiers - A Virtual Tour

Postcards of Algiers - A Virtual Tour at Flickr. Featured in the exhibition Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City at the Getty Center. "...Walls of Algiers examines the city's complex history by considering its places and peoples through diverse 19th- and 20th-century visual sources. The exhibition traces, for example, an itinerary of the Casbah and the European quarters through vintage postcards, and juxtaposes the long tradition of staged Orientalist representations of "indigenous" people with photojournalistic coverage from the Algerian War. The visual documents are reconsidered textually with the help of voices drawn from government and military reports, scholarly essays, travel accounts, novels, and poems."


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