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Explore the diversity and complexity of the photography in India through an exploration of one of ROM's newest exhibitions, Between Princely India and the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal. Rahaab Allana gives an overview of the history of Indian photography, connecting the archive with contemporary practice. Dr. Deepali Dewan & Dr. Deborah Hutton talk about their research and insights into Raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905), known as India's Prince of Photographers, putting his life and art into context against the backdrop of 19th century India and revealing his role in fashioning a new identity for the emerging nation.
Rahaab Allana is Curator of The Alkazi Collection of Photography, New Delhi, and Editor-in-chief of PIX, an independent photography quarterly that presents the work of young photographers on a given theme.
ROM Senior Curator Dr. Deepali Dewan is an art historian with a special interest in the visual cultures of South Asia, and author of Embellished Reality: Indian Painting Photographs.
Dr. Deborah Hutton is Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at The College of New Jersey, and author of The Art of the Court of Bijapur.
Dr. Deepali Dewan & Dr. Deborah Hutton are co-authors of a major new book, Raja Deen Dayal: Artist-Photographer in Nineteenth-Century India (ACP in association with Mapin, 2013) which will be launched at this event.
Following the event ROM Members are invited to a members only reception. Click HERE to register.