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Camera Indica the Social Life of Indian Photographs

by Christopher Pinney

  • ISBN: 9780226668659
  • ISBN10: 0226668657

Camera Indica the Social Life of Indian Photographs

by Christopher Pinney

  • List Price: $81.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780226668659
  • ISBN10: 0226668657
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Description: A wedding couple gazes resolutely at viewers from the wings of a butterfly; a portrait surrounded by rose petals commemorates a recently deceased boy. These quiet but moving images represent the changing role of photographic portraiture in India, a topic anthropologist Christopher Pinney explores in Camera Indica. Studying photographic practice in India, Pinney traces photography's various purposes and goals from colonial through post-colonial times. He identifies three key periods in Indian portraiture: the use of photography under British rule as a quantifiable instrument of measurement, the later role of portraiture in moral instruction, and the current visual popular culture and its effects on modes of picturing. Photographic culture thus becomes a mutable realm in which capturing likeness is only part of the project. Lavishly illustrated, Pinney's account of the change from depiction to invention uncovers fascinating links between these evocative images and the society and history from which they emerge.
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Seller: McBlain Books
Location: Hamden, CT
Condition: Like New
Photos (some color), index, 240p. Original red cloth. 24cm. No Jacket (as published). Also published in softcover.
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Photos (some color), index, 240p. Original red cloth. 24cm. No Jacket (as published). Also published in softcover.
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