Photos & Text: MAP/Tasveer
These photographs are from an exhibition, organised by Tasveer, entitled Bourne & Shepherd: Figures in Time. It includes a range of landscapes, architectural views and portraits by the photographers Samuel Bourne, Charles Shepherd and the Bourne & Shepherd studio. As Tasveer is celebrating 10th anniversary, it has brought this exhibition of 19th century vintage photographs sourced from the rich photographic holdings of MAP (Museum of Art & Photography, Bangalore).
One of the highlights of this exhibition, is its reproduction of select prints in enlarged ratios that allows viewers a unique insight into these historically significant photographs from a contemporary moment. The exhibition is accompanied by the publication of a catalogue that carries an original essay by Hugh Ashley Rayner, a prolific British author and scholar of early Indian photography, on the life and works of Samuel Bourne.