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Rotch Library Exhibit

International Tangier

Images from the early 20th and 21st century

October 24, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Street in TangierCurated by Dr. Michael A. Toler

Location: Main gallery

Joint reception with “Retrospective”: November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm

An exhibition of prints from the glass negatives collection of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies. The photographs, which have never been exhibited in the United States, date from roughly 1900 to 1930, a period that saw the city of Tangier undergoing a growth that has been unrivaled until recent decades. Not only is Tangier now seeing a radical transformation due to new construction and infrastructure improvements, but there is also a growing emphasis on historic preservation of the built environment. The exhibition highlights that by juxtaposing the older black and white images against more recent photographs of the places depicted.

The Aga Khan Documentation Center has a more extensive description of the exhibit and its context.