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The Artful Pose: Early Studio Photography In Mumbai: C. 1855-1940
 
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Author : The Alkazi Collection & Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Publisher : Mapin
ISBN# : 978-81-89995-40-9
Pages : 88
Price :INR 1200
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Photography arrived in the harbour city of Mumbai as early as 1840, via trade, as well as through European explorers and government officials. With the establishment of India`s first Photographic Society in the city in 1854, the medium was used for documentation and later, even taught as an art form. Between the mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, Mumbai became one of the largest centres of photography`s patronage and dissemination in India, underscored by practitioners like Dr. Narayan Daji (c.1828-1875), a medical doctor and brother to the acclaimed Indologist, Dr. Bhau Daji. Drawn from the remarkable Alkazi Colection of Photography, this exhibition catalogue explores the arrival, dissemination and advancement of studio photography in Mumbai, through both European and "native" cameraman. A keen recording of castes and tribes by British officials, in time, gradually expanded to the experimentation with portraiture and performance in numerous studios such as S. Hormusji and Shapoor N. Bhedwar, among others.
 
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