Where Three Dreams Cross, 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Whitechapel Gallery 2010

Exhibition
Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

21 Jan – 11 April 2010

This landmark exhibition gives an inside view of how modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have been shaped through the lens of their photographers.

From the days when the first Indian-run photographic studios were established in the 19th century, this exhibition tells the story of photography’s development in the subcontinent with over 400 works that have  been brought together for the first time. It encompasses social realism and reportage of key political moments in the 1940s, amateur snaps from the 1960s and street photography from the 1970s. Contemporary photographs reveal the reality of everyday life, while the recent digitalisation of image making accelerates its cross-over with fashion and film.

Images used were from Malcolm Hutchesons collection of early Ruh Khitch Photographs.

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