Between July 2015 and June 2016, the EAP 737 team conducted an in-depth survey of photo studios in 14 towns throughout the state of Tamil Nadu (South India) seeking out endangered photographic archives.
As a result of this pilot project, a comprehensive survey of 100 photo studios accompanied by over 1 000 digital samples of photographic material (glass-plates negatives, film negatives and prints) have been produced.
These studio photographs are now viewable online
Illustrations of the fieldwork can be viewed here : EAP 737_Studio Survey_2016
This project was funded by the Endangered Archives Programme, hosted by the French Institute of Pondichery and coordinated by Zoe Headley & Ramesh Kumar.