Images from the Nuba Mountains 1900-1955

Few if any photo's of the Nuba were taken before 1900, but this changed rapidly after the establishment of the British-Egyptian Condominium in 1899.

From the moment the British entered the Nuba Mountains, officers and administrators started taking numerous pictures.

Most deal with daily life, although not in any analitical fashion. (Snapshot photography is nothing new.) Much of this material is kept at the Sudan Archive at Durham University.

Soon anthropologists started to collect data in the area, but only some, like Alexander Mactier-Pirrie, made systematic use of photography.

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