Alexine Tinne, photographer - her world view
Alexine Tinne and companions in Algiers, Collection National Archive
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Alexine Tinne, photographer - her world view

  • When Jan 26, 2022 to Jun 23, 2022 (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC100)
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The first major overview of the photography of this 19th-century citizen of the world

Alexine Tinne (1835 – 1869) was world famous as an explorer in the nineteenth century. However, she was also one of the most important pioneers of the early days of photography in the Netherlands. New research into her life and work is the reason for a reappraisal of the photography of this idiosyncratic 'The Hague lady'. During her stay in North Africa she focused on portraits of her Dutch, Mediterranean and African travel companions, her 'new family'.

The Hague Historical Museum, in collaboration with Leiden University, is the first to present a complete overview of Alexine Tinne's photographic oeuvre. Photography by contemporaries places Tinne's work in an international context. Her nineteenth-century photographs also enter into a dialogue with the work of contemporary photographer Dagmar van Weeghel (1974).

Her portraits of her Dutch, Mediterranean and African travel companions bear witness to a remarkably egalitarian view of the world.

A book has been published to accompany the exhibition, which is available in the museum shop.

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