Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Bernard J Shapero Rare Books, London and Tasveer, Bangalore are pleased to present this touring exhibition, One Hundred Vintage Views of India. The collection does not by any means attempt to portray a complete group of photographs from the Indian Subcontinent during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Instead, what this show hopes to achieve is to offer a taste of the breadth and depth of this subject. The selection here offers a variety of affordable and rare early photographic prints.
The exhibition aims to introduce the subject of 19th century photography to potential collectors and institutions in India. There are naturally those who will be familiar with this area of the art market, and who have already assembled established collections, however we hope to expand this area of interest to those who enjoy photography and are involved in collecting yet might not be aware of this early phase in photography. Collecting nineteenth century photographs of India can be very rewarding, both financially and aesthetically. The artistic merit currently given to some of these photographs is based on a wider interest in photography in general and in particular the rarity of these prints which are often only available in a few known copies. Prices in this select group of photographs range from two hundred pounds to over one thousand pounds.
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