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Artamonoff

Picturing Byzantium 1930–1947

June 26, 2013 – November 10, 2013


A White Russian amateur photographer, Nicholas V. Artamonoff, captured the remains of Byzantine Istanbul as it looked a decade before Menderes’ builders and bulldozers moved in. The exhibition, curated by Günder Varinlioğlu, is a collaborative effort involving the Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC), Dumbarton Oaks, the Freer|Sackler and Robert College.

The Aqueduct of Valens (Bozdoğan Kemeri) was photographed in March 1936 (courtesy of Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection).

The below image shows the Byzantine marble pavement of St. John Studios in April 1935, with the retiring Mr Artamonoff’s feet on the left (courtesy of Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection).


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