Visitors to Thessaloniki this May and June will be able to see rare photographs capturing the cosmopolitan city of Constantinople near the turn of the 20th century thanks to a new exhibition.
Titled “Constantinople as Seen by Jean Pascal Sebah & Polycarpe Joaillier (1890-1900)” the exhibition is being held until June 10 at the Mount Athos Center. It is the product of a collaboration between the Aristotle University Library and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.
The exhibition comprises 50 photographs by the two Frenchmen, who ran a photo studio that produced impressive coffee-table books for travelers enchanted by the East, mainly Turkey and Egypt. It is the first time the photographs will be on public display.