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The Alkazi collection of photography

For those BPH followers who were interested in the Raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905) blog, whereby the exhibition received rave reviews, did you know that the Alkazi collection of photography is considered India's largest archive of 19th and early 20th century photographs? It amounts to over 90,000 images held in Delhi, London and New York.

Located in New Delhi, the Alkazi Foundation of the Arts (AFA) building is built on 3 levels dedicated to the preservation of its vast collection of vintage photographic prints to serve the purpose of scholarship and research. Its current research topics include 'Photography and the Revolt of 1857', 'Painted Photographs', 'The Durbars of 1877, 1903, 1911' etc. It also recently held an exhibition of images taken by Sir John Marshall between 1902 and 1928. Some of the highlights of its Collection include photos by John Nicholas Tressider and Samuel Bourne.

If any of the above is of interest to your own photographic research, you can find out more of the Foundation here


Photo: Bourne and Shepherd, Begum of Bhopal at the 1911 Durbar, 1911 by The Alkazi Collection of Photography.

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