Pondy photography expo traces social history of Tamils

The Times of India, February 25th, 2015

“The French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) in collaboration with Pondy ART is holding an exhibition of photographs taken between 1880 and 1980 that showcase the rich social and cultural history of Tamil people. The exhibition ‘Heritage of Family: Tamil Studio Portraiture (1880 – 1980)’ will display photographs collected from various parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry by a team of French and Indian researchers from the institute’s social science department led by Zoe Headley. The collections are part of an ongoing project tracing the history of Tamil studio photography and investigating the visual rhetoric of family portraiture in south India.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE


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