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THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S GAZE: SEEING 19TH CENTURY INDIA
Jim Masselos, 7 September 2004


KEY SLIDES

1. Parsi gentleman’s carte de visite

2. Village & tank near Barrackpore, Calcutta 1867

3. Courtesan & attendant, illustrated in Worswick, Clark and Ainslie Embree, The Last Empire. Photography in British India, 1855-1911, London, 1976.

4. Felice Beato, The Royal Boat of Oudh, Lucknow, 1858, illustrated in Worswick, Clark and Ainslie Embree, The Last Empire. Photography in British India, 1855-1911, London, 1976.

5. Felice Beato, Delhi panorama from Jamma Masjid, from Delhi albums 1858

 

KEY POINTS

1. Art history and the history of photography.
• amateurs and professionals.
• visual conditioning
    • photography and painting.
    • portraits and the carte de visite.
    • the aesthetic of the picturesque
 
2.  Curiosities and curiosity
3.  Orientalism
4.  Knowledge/ power

5.  Felice Beato’s album of Delhi pictures.

 


READING LIST

Desmond, Ray, Victorian India in Focus. A Selection of early photographs from the collection in the India Office Library and Records, HM Stationery Office, London, 1982.

Gutman, Judith Mara, Through Indian Eyes: 19th and 20th century photography from India, International Centre for Photography, New York, 1982.

Khan, Omar, From Kashmir to Kabul. The photographs of John Burke and William Baker 1860-1900, Prestel, Munich and Mapin, Ahmedabad, 2002.

Masselos, Jim, and Narayani Gupta, Beato’s Delhi 1857, 1997, Ravi Dayal, Delhi, 2000.

Masselos, Jim, Peter Stanbury and Alison Lea, The same but different. Indian and Australian Photographs 1850-1925, Macleay Museum, the University of Sydney, 1986.

Museum of Sydney, Encountering India. Colonial Photography 1850-1911, Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney 1997.

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and British High Commission, A Shifting Focus: Photography in India 1850-1900, New Delhi 1995.

Pelissari, Maria Antonella, ed, Traces of India: Photography, Architecture, and the Politics of Representation, 1850-1900, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal/Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, 2003.

Pinney, Christopher, Camera Indica. The social life of Indian photographs, Reaktion Books, London, 1997.

Worswick, Clark and Ainslie Embree, The Last Empire. Photography in British India, 1855-1911, London, 1976.

Worswick, Clark, Princely India: photographs of Raja Deen Dayal, Alfred Knopf, New York, 1980.

 
Parsi gentleman’s carte de visite

Village & tank near Barrackpore, Calcutta 1867

Courtesan & attendant

Felice Beato, The Royal Boat of Oudh, Lucknow, 1858

Felice Beato, Delhi panorama from Jamma Masjid, from Delhi
albums 1858
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