University of Basel

BACI – Balkan Cinema

Janaki Manaki (1878–1954)

Janaki Manaki (1878–1954), © Arhiva Naţională de Filmeenlarge


Print versionTEI version» next entryoverview« previous entry
Object:Janaki Manaki (1878–1954)
Description:Portrait photograph of photographer and filmmaker Janaki Manaki wearing a white shirt with a banded collar, a dark jacket and dark necktie. He has dark hair and a moustache.
Comment:Together with his brother Milton (1882–1964), Janaki Manaki was among one of the pioneers of professional photography and film in the Balkans. While Janaki concentrated on photography, Milton focussed on ethnographic films. The brothers established a cinema in Bitola (Manastir) in 1921, which burnt down due to an accident in 1939.
Date:Not after 1918
Country:unknown (contemporary)
Macedonia (historical)
Keywords:540 Commercialized Entertainment > 546 Motion Picture Industry
Copyright:Arhiva Naţională de Filme
Archive:Arhiva Naţională de Filme (Collection ANF), Inv. No.: Doc-Cat 47
Editor:Karl Kaser