Accompanying catalogue to the exhibition ‘A Shifting Focus: Photography in India 1850-1900,’ which was exhibited at various venues across India from 1995 to 1996. Includes colour and black-and-white reproductions of included works.

‘Selected from the vast archives of the British Library’s Oriental and Indian Office Collections, this exhibition of 150 facsimile photographs, highlights the “golden age” of photography in India, a period which witnessed the flowering of amateur and commercial photography throughout the subcontinent. The half century, 1850-1900, covered by this exhibition heralded an unprecedented level of experimentation in both the technical and function development of the medium. It confirmed, what many had long believe, that at its best photography in India during the nineteenth century compares favourably with the finest produced anywhere else in the world.’(Preface)
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Onsite

Location code EX.IND.SFP
Language

English

Keywords

photographyart history

Publication/Creation date

1995

No of pages

84

ISBN / ISSN

0863553125

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Preface

- Brett ROGERS

A Shifting Focus: Photography in India 1850-1900

- John FALCONER

Hidden Histories: The Colonial Encounter

- Satish SHARMA

The First Photographic Processes: Some Technical Notes

- Michael GRAY

A Shifting Focus: Photography in India 1850-1900
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A Shifting Focus: Photography in India 1850-1900

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