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Member Preview: Between Princely India & the British Raj: the Photography of Raja Deen Dayal

Photograph of Char Minar from album "Views of India" Raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905), Albumen print mounted on board Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India Sept-Dec 1887. This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust.

ROM Members are invited to preview this new exhibition before it opens to the public.  Join us for brief remarks by Dr. Deepali Dewan, Curator, World Cultures, at 11 am, 2 pm and 4 pm. No registration required.

This is the first major North American exhibition on Lala Deen Dayal’s work, and it brings together for the first time the two major North American collections of his work. The exhibition will present the ROM’s collection of large, leather bound photo albums produced by the Raja Deen Dayal & Sons studio in the latter decades of the 19th century.

Lala Deen Dayal (1844-1905) was the first Indian photographer to earn international renown for his pioneering work in the area of photography in the Indian subcontinent.  His extensive oeuvre, which includes architectural and typographical photographs of India, documentary photography, and portraiture, is noted for its remark able beauty, aesthetic nuance, and technical skill.



Samuel European Galleries, 3rd Floor
Temporary exhibition space

Bloor Street (main entrance)