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Faith and Photography: Auguste Salzmann in the Holy Land

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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‘Faith and Photography: Auguste Salzmann in the Holy Land’ will be the first major exhibition of the work of the French academic painter, poet, archaeologist, and photographer in more than a generation and the first ever devoted exclusively to his career. In 1853, Auguste Salzmann (1824–1872) embarked on the arduous journey from Paris to Jerusalem. Hoping to objectively verify religious faith through the documentation of the city’s holy sites, he turned to photography, creating one of the most enigmatic bodies of work of the 19th century. Read more.

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