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Scenes of Sana'a: Yihye Haybi's Photographs from Yemen, 1930–44

May 4, 2014-August 29, 2014
Location: Ticho House
Artist:

Yihye Haybi


Curator: Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper

At a time when there were no local photographers in Yemen, Yihye Haybi photographed the Jewish community to which he belonged, Europeans he encountered at the Italian clinic where he worked, members of the Muslim population, and even the royal family. His photographs offer unique historical and ethnographic glimpses of Sana’a at this time, including the illicit documentation of current events.

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At a time when there were no local

photographers in Yemen, Yihye Haybi

photographed the Jewish community to which

he belonged, Europeans he encountered at the

Italian clinic where he worked, members of the

Muslim population, and even the royal family.

His photographs offer unique historical and

ethnographic glimpses of Sana’a at this time,

including the illicit documentation of current

events