ISBN 9788189995843,Unveiling India: The Early Lensmen

Unveiling India: The Early Lensmen

Author:

Rahaab Allana

Publisher:

Mapin Publishing

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ISBN 9788189995843
Publisher

Mapin Publishing

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788189995843

ISBN-10 8189995847
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 104 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

India

About the Book: Unveiling India: The Early Lensmen (1850-1910) Photography was introduced in India in 1840, soon after being patented in Europe in 1839. The pioneers of photography in India were employees of the English East India Company, whose chief functionaries understood that this could be an efficient tool for documenting geographical and topographical information, previously rendered through drawings and watercolours. Subsequently, the pioneers of Indian photography, those inveterate western practitioners followed prescribed routes, conventional grids, and pictorial schemata in which the visualisation was constructed by a cultural mapping and a political programme; often fostered by cultural patrons. To be presented at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Belgium, the exhibition "Unveiling India: The Early Lens Men (1850-1910)" shines a light on pioneering photography in India through a selection of photos and negatives never before exhibited in Europe.
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