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Centre national de l’audiovisuel Explores the Subject of Tourism

Photo by the government of Solomon Islands, tourists and native dancers on the beach, used with permission.

LUXEMBOURG.- I was here questions and presents different
approaches to the subject of tourism, from a photographic heritage,
which seems
to be innocuous, anonymous, forgotten and often of average quality –
from the
technical point of view. Tourism and photography have always maintained a
relationship – one is growing parallel to the democratization of the
The central part of the exhibition presents a wide range
of the
touristic iconography coming from public archives (CNA, BnL): precious
albums of
the great voyages of the second half of the 19th century to a more
view of tourism across a collection bequeathed by the ‘Tourist Office’, a
of stamp-sized intimate photographs…