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Day labourers sitting on a lawn

Day labourers sitting on a lawn, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Day labourers sitting on a lawn
Description:Four Muslim day labourers (težak, pl. težaci) in traditional garb and opanci are sitting on a lawn. The two in the front are smiling into the camera, the other two are talking to each other, obviously joking. A fifth is standing in the background.
Comment:Analogue photographic process, negative-positive (Agfa Isopan 17 DIN). Original preserved as a negative and positive on silver bromide paper, stored as a print, negative and digital record.
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Creator:Akšamija, Alija M.
Dimensions:Negative: 60mm x 60mm
Positive: 180mm x 180mm
Keywords:460 Labor > 464 Labor supply and Employment
290 Clothing > 291 Normal Garb
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 51.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. - Težaci IV), Inv. No.: A.M.A. N P 19 38
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Nataša Mišković