Alexine Tinne (1835 – 1869) was world famous as an explorer in the nineteenth century. However, she was also one of the most important pioneers of the early days of photography in the Netherlands. New research into her life and work is the reason for a reappraisal of the photography of this idiosyncratic ‘The Hague lady’. During her stay in North Africa she focused on portraits of her Dutch, Mediterranean and African travel companions, her ‘new family’.
The Hague Historical Museum, in collaboration with Leiden University, is the first to present a complete overview of Alexine Tinne’s photographic oeuvre. Photography by contemporaries places Tinne’s work in an international context. Her nineteenth-century photographs also enter into a dialogue with the work of contemporary photographer Dagmar van Weeghel (1974).