Photography and India: Landscape, Monuments, People
Rebecca Brown, associate professor in history of art and chair of Advanced Academic Program in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Editor-in-Chief of Art Journal
From serpentine roads through the Himalayas to the towering gates of South Indian temples, and from the courtly masquerade balls of India’s princes to massive ethnographic projects cataloging tribes, photography has had a major role in India’s history since the technology’s invention in 1839. We will explore how photography shaped the way we understand India’s art and architectural history look at major European and Indian photographic studios that developed and experimented with the medium, and end with the contemporary artists whose work is transforming how we think about photography.
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