A Fantastic Legacy: Early Bombay Photography, From 1840 to 1900
Curated by Susan Hapgood
The exhibition presents over 100 original images dating from 1850 to 1900, gathered from public and private collections, and displayed throughout the gallery in various formats. This comprehensive show explores the rich 19th century history of photography in Mumbai and features some of the earliest anthropological studies that used photography, as well as stunning architectural city scenes, portraits, stereoviews, and some of the first art photographs ever taken in Bombay. It will also feature an interactive learning area and walk-in camera obscura, to bring to life the fascinating innovation of early photography.
In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai and Mumbai Art Room.
Galerie Max Mueller
Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda
Dates and Timings
Wednesday, March 13 to Wednesday, March 27
Opening hours: Daily, 10am – 7pm
Saturday, March 16, 2pm – 4pm, Pinhole Camera Workshop (in English)
Saturday, March 16, 5pm – 7pm, Pinhole Camera Workshop (in Hindi)
Monday, March 25, 6pm – 7pm, Guided Tour
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