PAUL NADAR’S BAKU VOYAGE FILM SCREENING
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About The Event
Within the framework of the 1st Baku Street Photography Festival, organized by the YARAT Contemporary Art Space, we invite all photography lovers to the screening of the short documentary film “Paul Nadar's Baku Voyage”.
Show will take place on September 28, 2021
The film was created in partnership with the French Embassy in Azerbaijan and the French Institute in Azerbaijan (IFA).
The project realized by an independent curator Konul Rafieva, photographer and historian Rustam Huseynov and composer Araz Ozara.
The concept of the documentary introduces the public to the Nadar family – the famous French brand in the world of photography. The author of the film idea K. Rafiyeva with film director R.Huseynov, tell in their project about one of the most interesting parts of the Nadar heritage in the history of photography - the journey of Paul Nadar from Istanbul to Tashkent via Baku. Paul Nadar is the one of the first to use a portable camera. Its Eastman Kodak camera is small, allowing you to capture images not on a bulky and fragile glass tile, but on a gelatine film. Using this advantage, Paul Nadar went down in the history of photography as an outstanding street photographer.
In 1890, the famous “The International Sleeping-Car and European Great Expresses Company” organized a trip to Transcaucasia and Central Asia. Paul Nadar was invited to take part in this expedition as a photographer. He was one of the first foreign passengers of the “Trans-Caspian Railway”. As part of this trip, traveling through the Caucasus, Paul Nadar visits Baku, the image of which will be reconstructed and reinterpreted for the public via his photographs. Paul Nadar pays special attention to Icherisheher in his Baku photographs.
Date: September 28, 2021
Venue: YARAT Centre
Admission by registration