Tangier and Morocco Through the Lens of Photography 1900-1930

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Spring 2005

Project Description/Abstract

I propose to continue a project begun in 1989-91 of identification and analysis of a collection of glass negatives (numbering nearly 2000) dating from the late 19th century to the 1930’s housed in the Tangier American Legation Museum in Tangier Morocco. With the assistance of a Small CART Grant, I returned to Tangier last summer to further the historical identification and analysis of the collection. An AIMS (American Institute of Maghreb Studies) grant funded my stay in Tangier through August to begin the process of digitalization of the entire collection. This collection documents an improtant period in the region’s history from pre-colonization through to the 1930’s domination by the French and Spanish. The end goals of the projet are to complete the digitization process, scanning the negatives into the computer for archival and exhibition purposes; to transfer the scanned images to DVD’s thereby creating an historical archive; to create and exhibition of a selection of the images for Bridgewater State College with an accompanying lecture. Outside the parameters of this grant an additional project is to create an exhibition that will circulate in Morocco and elsewhere, and to write a catalog of exhibition/collection for publication

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