The India Photo Archive Foundation presents
Re-imaging The People of India (1850-2013)
The People of India was an 8-volume publication compiled by John Forbes Watson and John William Kaye between 1868 and 1875. Originally conceived by Lord and Lady Canning, it was an early experiment with photography as a documentary medium.
Re-imaging The People of India (1850-2013), is a photography exhibition sponsored by the Neel Dongre Awards/Grants for Excellence in Photography and the India Photo Archive Foundation.
Aside from the historical photographs –rare albumin prints from 1850s from the Aditya Arya Archive– the exhibit also includes images by four eminent contemporary photographers, Dinesh Khanna, Dileep Prakash, Mahesh Bhat and Sandeep Biswas.
Re-imaging The People of India (1850-2013) is curated by Aditya Arya, photo historian, and archivist.