Captain Linneaus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma 1854-1860

24 June – 11 October

V&A, London

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/captain-linneaus-tripe-photographer-of-india-and-burma-1854-1860/about-the-exhibition

This captivating exhibition of the pioneering 19th-century British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe features over 60 of his most striking views of Indian and Burmese landscape and architecture, taken between 1852-1860. Through these early photographs, Tripe explored the possibilities of this new medium, showcasing and documenting archaeological sites, monuments and landscapes, rarely seen in the West. Tripe creates an impression of the world around him, combining the keen eye of a surveyor with the sensibilities of an artist, while giving testimony to his emerging skills as photographer.

Rangoon: Near View of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda
November 1855

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