© DE: Eduardo Unda. »Parte del Panorama de Puebla tomado de la altura de Loreto«. 1863. 29,8 × 40,5 cm. Albumendruck. auf Untersatzkarton kaschiert. KHM-Museumsverband, Weltmuseum Wien
Guided Visit

Historical Photography Against the Zeitgeist

Dr. Hanin Hannouch

museum ticket and festival pass are both needed meeting point: Säulenhalle Please register: hanin.hannouch@weltmuseumwien.at
23/11/2023 | 16:30 – 17:30
Weltmuseum Wien
> Heldenplatz, seminar room DG.41, meeting point: Säulenhalle, 1010, 1010

Inspired by the theme of this year’s edition of ROTLICHT Festival, the Curator of the Photography, Film and Sound collections of Weltmuseum Wien, Dr. Hanin Hannouch (she/her) invites visitors to question the »Zeitgeist« in historical photography. The history of photography is often dominated by the visual productions of white cis men, to the detriment of works by women and People of Color. To redress this balance, the curator will showcase some iconic and exciting images by female artists* and scholars, such as: Adela Catherine Breton (1849-1923), Lala Deen Dayal (1844-1905), Dr. Juliane Dillenius (1884-1949) and Eduardo Unda (1829-1879). Together we will behold, discuss and discover photos and photo albums that are usually excluded from the »Zeitgeist« of the 19th century. The Weltmuseum Wien is an ethnographic museum and houses some of the most important collections of non-European cultures.