The course of the Church of the Pater Noster

Brothers ZANGAKI

19th century

Private Collection

The Church of the Pater Noster is a Catholic church located on Mount Ascension, east of Jerusalem. The church owes its name to a tradition according to which Jesus taught his disciples the “Our father” (in Latin Pater Noster).

Little information about photographers is currently known. The ZANGAKI brothers (probably George and Constantinos ZANGAKI) were two commercial photographers of Greek origin. They were active between the 1870s and the 1890s in the Middle East, notably in Egypt. Ancient monuments and scenes from everyday life there were their favorite subjects. Their customers were mostly European travelers. The brothers were among the first commercial photographers to produce large-scale photographies of Egypt.

The course of the Church of the Pater Noster
Other photographs of the exhibition