Geschichte der fotografie der Pazifischen Inseln

Quanchi, Max (2014). Geschichte der fotografie der Pazifischen Inseln. In Wulf Kopke and Bernd Schmelz (Ed.), Blick ins Paradies: historische fotografien aus Polynesien (pp. 67-86) Hamburg, Germany: Museum für Völkerkunde.

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Author Quanchi, Max
Title of chapter Geschichte der fotografie der Pazifischen Inseln
Translated title of chapter History of photography in the Pacific Islands
Language of Chapter Title ger
Title of book Blick ins Paradies: historische fotografien aus Polynesien
Translated title of book A glimpse into paradise: historical photographs of Polynesia
Language of Book Title ger
Place of Publication Hamburg, Germany
Publisher Museum für Völkerkunde
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
Year available 2014
Series Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg
ISBN 9783944193014
ISSN 0072-9469
Editor Wulf Kopke
Bernd Schmelz
Volume number 46
Chapter number 5
Start page 67
End page 86
Total pages 10
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2015
Language ger
Abstract/Summary In 1898 the German-owned firm Hedemann & Co. of Levuka, Fiji, advertised a postcard printed in Germany but with the caption "Greetings from Fiji", claiming it would be "excellent for passengers visiting Fiji who wished to let their friends know of their whereabouts".1 A few years later a German tourist complained that both the jewellery and the postcards being sold to tourists in Suva (Fiji) were made in Germany.2 Both incidents encapsulate the many uses of photography in the Pacific, and demonstrate that photographs taken in Fiji in the 1870s or 1880s, printed in Germany in the late 1890s, and then sold back into Fiji, were being recycled early in the twentieth century to cater for tourists and audiences from the other side of the world. This global exchange highlights the link between photography and travel, and the desire of European audiences to 'see' the world and people of faraway places.
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