Egypt in the modern world Reviews

Photographing Tutankhamun by Christina Riggs

In 1924 during the summer break, Harry Burton, the photographer of the Tutankhamun exhibition, went to Hollywood to see if he could learn anything from the experts. He and his wife had a pleasant enough time but found it a wasted journey. The studios didn’t want to give away their secrets to an outsider and he realised that the lighting needed for Hollywood style productions was more than he could manage in the cramped spaces in the Valley of the Kings.