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

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

24 June – 11 October 2015

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Some of the earliest views of India and Burma, shot by the pioneering 19th century British photographer.

Captain Linneaus Tripe, Colossal Statue of the Guatama ,1855

Part of the V&A's India Festival, this exhibition includes 60 of Captain Linnaeus Tripe's pictures from his travels in the region, taken between 1854-1860.

We see how Tripe exploited the possibilities of the emerging new medium to document archaeological sites, monuments and landscapes rarely seen in the West. Combining the keen eye of a surveyor with the sensibilities of an artist, his skilful use of the camera allowed him to create a unique impression of the world around him.

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