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Cephas, Yogyakarta: Photography in the Service of the Sultan
During the nineteenth century the art of photography in the Netherlands Indies, now Indonesia, was mainly in European hands. Gradually, members of other ethnic groups moved into the field. Among indigenous ethnic groups, the pioneer was the Javanese Kassian Cephas (1845-1912). From the early 1870s Kassian Cephas was photographer to the court of the Sultans of Yogyakarta. A ...more
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Kitlv Press
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A rather specialized read, but I loved it. About Kassian Cephas, a man most historians call the first native Javanese photographer. Interesting things about his life and work, and wonderful photographs detailing the end of the Yogyanese nobility, life in the royal court.