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Karima Aboud the first photographer in Palestine Source: Arabic Journal of Palesti ne www.palestine.assafir.com Salah

Karima Aboud the first photographer in Palestine

Karima Aboud the first photographer in Palestine Source: Arabic Journal of Palesti ne www.palestine.assafir.com Salah
Photography allowed for a person to retain the past, which is not offered in painting,
Photography allowed for a person to retain the
past, which is not offered in painting, journey texts,
or memos. And with photography especially in its
early beginnings, man has become able to travel to
any destination in the world without leaving his
place, but moving his eyesight here and there.
leaving his place, but moving his eyesight here and there. Translatio n from Arabic into English
leaving his place, but moving his eyesight here and there. Translatio n from Arabic into English

Translation from Arabic into English by: Fidaa Karam - TunSol

n from Arabic into English by: Fidaa Karam - TunSol The camera, which was considered the

The camera, which was considered the wonders of inventions when it first appeared, is somewhat a neutral machine because it’s doesn't deceive and at the same time does not accept deletion and added.

What we see before our eyes is just the truth.

Photography almost appeared in Europe in 1839 but it took time to be in the Arab world, unlike Palestine till the end of the eighties in the nineteenth century. It depended since its

to be in the Arab world, unlike Palestine till the end of the eighties in the

first beginning on travelers, explorers, pilgrims and the clergy who came heavily to the holy lands. Very important names like Bonphes and George Robertson took place in this field

The religious prohibition, which refused photos, was one of the reasons that delayed photography in the Arab countries. It was known that women's passports, before the British mandate, were without photos and the responsible officer used to find it enough to mention the woman's name in addition to her husband's name or her father's name if single

Imaging in this sense is a manifestation of modernity, which flooded the Arab cities in the late first quarter of the twentieth century (see: Issam Nasar, Different snapshots, Ramallah Abedalmohsen Qattan Institution)

snapshots, Ramallah Abedalmohsen Qattan Institution) The first school in the Arab world to teach photography

The first school in the Arab world to teach photography (solar) Appeared in Jerusalem, and it was founded by Bishop Grabidian In the late fifties of the nineteenth century.

In 1865 the bishop became the patriarch of the Armenians

The most important photographers in Palestine studied on his hands, Kevork Krikorian and Khalil Raad. It could be argued that the first Arab photographer in Palestine was Khalil Raad, then appeared Lewis and David Sabunj, George Sabunji and Issa Alsoapene and As it is clear, the craft of photography has been limited to the men, until a women called Karima Aboud broke the rule , so who is Karima Aboud?

Karima was born in Bethlehem in 1894, her father Pastor Said Aboud, pastor of the Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.

It descends from a family with roots dating back to the Lebanese town of Khiam. She displaced this family to Nazareth in the mid-nineteenth century, some of whom were active in evangelization.

Karima Aboud has learned the craft of photography with one of the Armenians photographers in Jerusalem.

In 1913 she had begun the practice of the profession. Her father gave her a camera and she began to take photos of cities, natural sites and historical landmarks, and to her family and friends. Then opened a studio to to take photos for women in Bethlehem

That would have allowed for Conservative families to take photos for women without embarrassment.

Then she proceeded to open an operator to color and brighten image.

In the meantime, she took different images for the five Palestinian cities: Bethlehem, Nazareth and Tiberias, Haifa, Caesarea (there are more than 400 images of karima Abboud exist today with one of the Israelis collectors)

The pictures have spread gradually in the homes of affluent families in Damascus and Beirut and the Salt and Choueifat. And they have found a second collection for her, back

affluent families in Damascus and Beirut and the Salt and Choueifat. And they have found a

to the year 1913, which consists of photographs taken inside the studio for beautiful women in their beautiful customs

Can we consider karima Aboud the first photographer in Palestine? Perhaps, but we must also remember Najla Raad, daughter of Khalil Raad first Arabs photographer in Palestine, who married the photographer Johannes Krikorian and she helped her husband in his studio, and perhaps gained the profession of her father first and then developed at the hands of her husband and between karima aboud and Najla Raad may found solid proof of who was the first in this regard.

hands of her husband and between karima aboud and Najla Raad may found solid proof of