V&A photography exhibition
Having joined the East India Company army in 1839, Devonshire-born Linnaeus Tripe was stationed in India throughout the 1840s and 50s. The images on display in the V&A museum came from two major expeditions Trip made to Burma and South India, the latter undertaken as photographer to the Madras government. Although Tripe’s photos were taken at a time when photography was scarcely recognised as a practice, they are technically complex and the attention to detail in the darkroom creates a haunting precision.
This exhibition is perfect if you’re interested in travel photography, or if you’re simply looking for an insight into photographic history.
|What||Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860, V&A|
South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL | MAP
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
24 Jun 15 – 11 Oct 15, Daily 10.00–17.30 Friday 10.00–21.30
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