Jerusalem, The temple enclosure with Three Romanesque Doors
Salt print mounted on card
22.5 x 31.7 cms (57.15 x 80.52 cms)
1854 JHG1761 'Blanquart-Evrard' process print [No.8] printed photographer's, publisher's and printer's credits and title, numbered '8' in pencil on mount.
One of the most modernist photographs of the nineteenth century, this image is a bold statement about light and dark, positive and negative.
Salzmann's strikingly abstract images are a remarkably modernist response to the Holy Land.
Although his motives were scientific, Salzmann's vision anticipates Modernism with its bold formalism in the structuring of pictoral elements, cropping, framing and lighting. Nowhere is this more evident that the light-dark symmetry