The Colonial Eye
Over 300 images from mid-19th century colonial India will be publicly displayed for the first time, at Berlin’s Museum für Fotografie. Entitled The Colonial Eye, the exhibition will feature a collection of mostly early portraits, but also ethnographic photography. A notably European viewpoint ties the collection together, whereby it allows insight into the effects of colonisation through photography.
Thought to be lost during the second world war, the collection found its way back to Berlin’s National Museums in the early 1990s. It now stands as one of the world’s most thorough photographic record of colonial India.
The Colonial Eye will be on display until 21 October. For further details visit the Museum’s exhibition page.