Title

Visual Storytelling: Kuwait's History Told through Photographs

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Badran Badran, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Abstract

This study examines rare historical photographs from Kuwait, dated from the 1950s through the 1970s. These photographs are from several collections, including the private collection of Kuwait’s first professional photographer, the late A.R. Badran. Together they tell parts of Kuwait’s pre- and post-independence history. This study contextualizes photos and captions, written by the photographer, to determine the photographs’ original function based on stories, events or activities that were the subjects of the photographs. The historical, political and sociocultural development illustrated here is comparable to that of other Gulf states, thus the findings may be useful to researchers studying Kuwait’s history and also the histories of Arab Gulf states.

ISSN

1873-9865

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers

Volume

14

Issue

1-2

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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