Time: July 8 – August 31, 2010
Place: Zagreb City Museum, Zagreb
On July 8, at 8 p.m. Zagreb City Museum will host the opening of the exhibition „Photography in Istria up to 1918 from the holdings of the Collection of Photographs, Negatives and Photographic Equipment“. The exhibition is ideated by Lana Skuljan and organized on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the invention of photography. The beginnings of Istrian photography are linked to two photographers who worked during the 1860′s: Luigi Caenzzo, the amateur photographer, and Luigi Mioni, the founder of professional photography.
Naval photography was a particular feature of Istrian photography, which made it distinct from that in the rest of Croatia. Every professional photographer, who was by definition a civilian, had to get a permit to take pictures of Pula port issued by the naval section of the War Ministry.
Photography in Istria was particularly characterised by the work of the photographic section of the naval engineering committee, under the aegis of which many photographs of the documentary/ reportage genre were created.
The exhibition will be on view until August 31, 2010.