Freya Stark photograph collection
The collection comprises photographs taken by Freya Stark in her 1954 trip in the western and southern coasts of Turkey.
- Stark, Freya (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.
Extent18 photographic prints
The collection comprises photographs made by Freya Stark in her 1954 trip along the western and southern coasts of Turkey. The photos depict Classical ruins, Islamic architecture, landscapes, and local people. They document Freya Stark's activity as an explorer and travel writer and her love for the Muslim world. During this journey, Stark prepared her books Ionia a Quest, The Lycian Shore, Alexander's Path.
Biographical / Historical
Freya Stark was a British explorer and travel writer born in 1893 in Paris. She worked as a nurse in Italy before World War I and then went to London, where she studied at the School of Oriental Studies. During her long lifetime, she traveled extensively in Turkey, Afghanistan, and all around the Middle East. In her books she described her experiences regarding the culture and customs of the people she met on her trips. She died at Asolo, Italy in 1993.
The collection is arranged in one series: 1. Turkey
- Freya Stark photograph collection, 1954: A Finding Aid
- Biblioteca Berenson
- December 2, 2020
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