Arab World
Archaeology and Geology
Fiction and Poetry
Independent Minds
Natural History

128 pages, Casebound
285x220mm, Landscape

120 Black-and-white photographs

ISBN-10: 1905743742
ISBN-13: 9781905743745
Saudi Arabia by the First Photographers
The photographs in this book were taken between 1860 and 1950, at a crucial period just before the ancient way of life in the region was swept away. The selection draws on all the known photographic collections, from the earliest travel photographers, through to the 1950s. These remarkable images are accompanied by historian William Facey's excellent text which places them in their historical context, plus detailed commentary on photographic techniques by photographic archivist Gillian Grant.
William Facey - Author of Saudi Arabia by the First Photographers and The Story of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. He began his career as a classicist at Oxford and has emerged as a leading historian of the Arabian Peninsula. For many years he has worked as a consultant on museum projects in the Arabian Peninsula, particularly in the archaeology, history and people of the individual nations. He has also been involved in planning museums and exhibitions in England, Europe, Central America and the Far East.

Gillian Grant - Gillian Grant is an archivist. She began her work at the Middle East Centre, St Anthony's College, Oxford, cataloguing their extensive photographic collection. She is a specialist in early photographs relating to the Middle East, researching extensively in England and Turkey and elsewhere into early photographic sources of the Arabian Peninsula. She currently works from her home in Dorset. Her most recent publications include: Historical Photographs of the Middle East and Middle Eastern Photographic Collections in the United Kingdom (1989).

Related title(s):
The Emirates by the First Photographers By William Facey;  Gillian Grant
The Story of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia By William Facey
Dir'iyyah and the First Saudi State By William Facey