Fototeka Marubi

Nr. 32,, Rruga: "Kolë Idromeno", Shkodër, Albania

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The art of photography in our country dates back to Shkodra in the 1950s and is related to the name of Pietro Marubi (1834-1903), originally from Piacenza (Italy), who came as an asylum-seeker in Shkodra, where he settled forever , establishing a photo studio “Marubi” in the center of the city, the first of its kind in Albania. His forty-year-old work as a photographer has left important footprints, with historical and artistic values.
In the studio “Marubi” at the same time his modest contribution was also the student of the Italian master, Mati Kodheli. From 1885 to this studio, Matia’s brother, Kel Kodheli (1870 – 1940), who, after the death of the master, inherited the studio and began his independent work, and then, for honor and gratitude of the generous teachers, the surname “Marubi” as its own adjective.
Along with the growth of public demand, the activity of the “Marubi” studio grows, following step by step the evolutionary techniques of photography and being remarkable for high quality until realistic art photography.
The third generation of the “Marubi” dynasty, after Kel’s death, is represented by his son, Gega, who conveyed this precious treasure and further enriched it, working with the same dedication and professionalism to the end of life his.
In 1970, the Marubi photographic fund was the fruit of an uninterrupted 100-year-long work, where the art and memories of Shkodra and our nation blend together, which makes about 200,000 negative on glass and celluloid tiles passed the Albanian state. Subsequently, this fund was joined by four other negative archives of prominent figures from prominent Shkodra photographers, respectively Shan Pici, Rraboshta, Dedë Jakova and Angjel Nënshati, doubling almost the number of negative images in this Photograph. It is worth pointing out that each of these photographers had created their own profile picture of the artist.
Funds of over 400,000 negatives, in addition to long arc, have a geographical spread beyond the city limits of Shkodra district. Hundreds of local and national historical events, day-old chronicles of the city, well-known public figures and personalities of different political, economic, social and cultural life are fixed there, besides thousands of thousands of citizens or not of Shkodra.
It is also documented the urbanization of monuments of the city of Shkodra and of the largest part of the cities of Albania, of Montenegro. A special value comes in thousands of negatives that reflect traditional clothing, including all ethnic areas of northern Albania, typical Shkodra and village houses, Shkodra’s Big Bazaar, natural landscapes to those of the Northern Alps.
A considerable number of foreigners have accredited in Shkodra foreign political and military personalities of foreign states, as well as thousands of soldiers and officers of Turkey, Italy, Austria, France, Britain, Montenegro, etc., especially of the period I World War II.
Photographic “Marubi” preserves, in addition to negatives, the original registers, since 1918, where the names of persons and groups and the exact date of recording are accurately recorded.
With special museum values ​​are the objects and materials used by marques and other photographers in their studios.

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