The Getty Villa Announces Exhibition that Presents Early Photographs of the Holy Land, Curated by Kathleen Stewart Howe In Search of Biblical Lands: From Jerusalem to Jordan in 19th-Century Photography

In Search of Biblical Lands: From Jerusalem to Jordan in 19th-Century Photography on view at the Getty Villa from March 2 through September 12, 2011, features some of the first photographic images of the eastern margins of the Mediterranean. This region is one of the most photographed places on earth, with subjects ranging from architectural sites to evocative geography, scenes of pastoral life, and its people. The photographs on view in this exhibition reveal what the travelers of the 1800s discovered on their journey: a landscape of belief, at once familiar yet still mysterious. Full Article