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11.07.2012

 

The Colonial Eye. Early Portrait Photography in India. Book plus exhibition at the Photography Museum, Berlin - Go & See!

One of the world's most comprehensive and significant collections of portrait photography from India is on exhibit and available as an exhibition catalogue for the first time.

The collection was originally thought to be lost during World War II, only gradually returning to Berlin's National Museums in the 1990s.

Around 250 photographs from the second half of the nineteenth century offer a comprehensive overview of portrait photography from India.

Popular and unexpectedly diverse ethnographic photography of the time stands in contrast to stylised street shots of artisans and portraits of nobility, including Islamic princes and princesses, Maharajas, and clan leaders.

The exhibition is located at Museum für Fotografie, Berlin (20 July – 21 October 2012). If you can’t make it to Berlin – then we thoroughly recommend the book. A great gift for all tourists.


Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien
(The Colonial Eye – Early Portrait Photography in India)

published by Koehler & Amelang, Leipzig 2012
Ludger Derenthal, Raffael Dedo Gadebusch,
Katrin Specht (eds.)
German and English
208 pages, 262 colour images
Hardcover, 25 x 31 cm
€ [D] 39,90 € [A] 41,10 sFr 50,50
German edition: ISBN 978-3-7338-0387-2
English edition: ISBN 978-3-7338-0389-6

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien

Das Koloniale Auge - Frühe Porträtfotografie in Indien