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ILLUMINATING INDIA: Photography 1857–2017

Hosted by the Consul of the London Photography Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 07 Jan 13:00 - 15:00

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I love early photography and this exhibition will be a great visual feast to me. If you are a beginner or veteran to photography and you want to learn more about the history of photography, this exhibition is part of this history. So please come and join us to view this ambitious and most educating project!

A survey of the technological and artistic development of photography in India.

Shortly after its invention in Britain in Protected content , photography arrived in India. It was used by the British as a tool to document and exert power over the people, architecture and landscapes of the subcontinent but it also became a medium for Indians themselves to express their unique experiences of the country. This exhibition brings to light the previously overlooked Indian photographers who worked in parallel with their foreign counterparts from the Protected content onwards. Pivoting around two key dates—1857, the year of the Mutiny and Protected content , the year of Independence and Partition—it is an ambitious survey of the technological and artistic development of photography in India that examines the role the medium has played in charting the country’s modern history.

Among the images are works by Samuel Bourne, art photography pioneer Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, Henri Cartier-Bresson and award-winning contemporary photographer Vasantha Yogananthan.

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FAMILY: Children, young to adolescent ages are welcome, I will bring mine too. Spouses, partners and grandparents are welcome too, however, if they are not InterNations members, please register beforehand.

LUNCH: If you like to meet for lunch before the exhibition, please arrange this amongst yourselves, there's a great cafe/restaurant Protected content which also caters for vegetarians.

CONSUL CONTACT: If you like to get in touch with us regarding the meetup, please text/email/PM or WhatsApp me as my phone will be on silent mode during the event.

We're looking forward meeting you there!

PHOTO CREDIT: Wedding portrait of an Indian couple ca. Protected content , gelatin silver print and watercolour, unknown photographer.