Photographing Tutankhamun, the blog, is a place to share work-in-progress and ideas-in-progress; glimpses from photographic archives where I’ve had the privilege of carrying out research; and news and views on art, archaeology, and photography.
Photographing Tutankhamun started out as an exhibition about the photographs taken by Harry Burton during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt, from 1922 to 1932. The exhibition was at The Collection, Lincoln from November 2017 until the end of February 2018, and at The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, from June to September 2018.
Photographing Tutankhamun is also the book I’ve written about the role photography played during the Tutankhamun excavation – and ever since, as the photographs became ‘archives’ and as ‘King Tut’ fell in and out of public favour and academic fashion. The book is by Bloomsbury, in a fantastic series called Photography, History: History, Photography. In Egypt, it’s published by the American University in Cairo (AUC) Press.