Zoë Zimmerman • photo-eye

Sunday, 28 June 2015

“The globalising, empire-driven nature of the early 20th century meant the shift towards photography was taking place all over the world. Initially, many of the prints in Asia would have taken months and travelled many thousands of miles to be developed. But regardless, India’s internal market had its very own nature. ‘These wealthy maharajas dotted across the country were consumers; they wanted the techy stuff, too—not just art and jewels, but cameras and bicycles,’ [Prahlad] Bubbar says.” Ciaran Thapar • British Journal of Photography