Studio photography as a mirror of mores

IFP hosts exhibition of pictures from a bygone era

The HINDU- February 26, 2015

“Can you imagine a time when the wrist watch was the ultimate symbol of wealth of a family, and even more so if it was adorning the wrist of a woman member of the household? Or wondered about what defined sartorial elegance in those times or why it was that folks posing in front of a commissioned photographer made sure that they had the Murphy radio in the backdrop?

An exhibition of family portraitures shot in studios across Tamil Nadu hosted on Beach Road by French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) Social Science Department, in collaboration with Pondy ART, holds a mirror on not just the dress sense of a bygone era but also provide a compelling narration on social mores and local heritage.”READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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