Monumental Journey – The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey

Stephen C. Pinson & Sylvie Aubenas et al

In 1842 a young French artist and historian set out on a 3-year journey round the Middle East, returning with over 1000 daguerreotypes, which include the earliest surviving photographs of Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon and Syria. Some 120 are reproduced in this catalogue to an exhibition at the Met.

Metropolitan Museum of Art