25 FEB - 7 MAR 2015. PANAJI/REIS MAGOS

ALKAZI FOUNDATION

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The Alkazi Foundation for the Arts

Alkazi Foundation for the Arts  is a charitable trust based in Delhi, primarily dedicated to the exploration and the study of the cultural history of India.

Over the last thirty five years, Ebrahim Alkazi, the Foundation’s Chairman and Director, has amassed a private collection of 19th and early 20th century photographs known as The Alkazi Collection of Photography.

These vintage prints document the progress of socio-political life in the subcontinent, through the inter-disciplinary fields of architecture, anthropology, topography and archaeology, starting from the 1840s and leading up to the rise of Modern India and the Independence movement of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

In addition, the collection holds images that reflect India’s cross-border relations with Nepal, Burma, Ceylon and the rest of South East and East Asia. The proliferation of images highlights the early development of commercial photographic studios and the expansion of official photography under British administration.

Some of the prominent photographers featured in the collection include Felice Beato, Linnaeus Tripe, Randolf Bezzant Holmes, Alexander Greenlaw, Samuel Bourne, John Edward Sache and Lala Deen Dayal amongst others.

Exhibition curated by Rahaab Allana. Curator of the Alkazi Collection of Photography

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