From Thursday 14th September 2017 18:00
Evening Talk, September 14th, 1800 pm, by Divia Patel, V&A
This is a FREE event, however, you must RSVP by the end of the 8th in order to secure your place. To RSVP please email the SADACC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography was introduced to India in the 1840s by European enthusiasts keen to experiment with this new technology abroad. During the following decades the development of the medium in the region was driven by war, commerce, political ambition and the pursuit of artistic excellence. In 1852 Dr John McCosh took the first photographs of Burma and just over a decade later Samuel Bourne captured the summit of the Manuring pass in the Himalayas. Using the V&A archives, this illustrated lecture will explore these and other fascinating stories behind some of the most important photographs of the region.
Divia Patel is Senior Curator for the Asian Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London.