The first photographers in 19th century in the Ottoman Empire were European and Christian. On view in the exhibition are works by three photographers of Armenian descent Mihran Iranian, Pascal Sébah and his son Jean (Johannes) Sébah, and one of French descent — Polycarpe Joaillier. 
An exhibition of works by painter Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky has opened at the Art Museum Riga Bourse. The artist is well known in both Russia and Latvia. There is constant interest in his art and his paintings are highly valued by art collectors as well being in demand at auctions in Latvia and abroad.
The exhibition presents artefacts of the spiritual and ritualistic life, such as figurines of goods and objects of rituals, of native peoples of regions we know little about, namely Australia and New Guinea.