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A Chemical Process on the Road

A trained lawyer, and the son of an affluent banker, Alphons deviated from the anticipated norm to become a photojournalist, combining his passions for travel and photography. He was one of the first to master the intricate chemical process of colored photography - a feature now taken for granted by the click. Every photograph required close attention to the humidity, light and temperature for storing the negative roll films, as well as intricate chemical processes in dark room development.

A Tribute
to Alphons Hustinx

In March 1932, two Dutch photographers got into their Model A Ford to drive the 9,000 km trip east from Maastricht to Herat, Afghanistan. Their photographs and films captured a unique perspective of life during the 1930s in Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Persia; or modern-day Iran.