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Camera Indica: The Social Life of Indian Photographs by  Christopher Pinney - Paperback - Signed - 1997 - from House of Our Own and Biblio.co.uk

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Camera Indica: The Social Life of Indian Photographs

by Pinney, Christopher

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Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press, 1997. This is a study by an anthropologist of photographic practice in Indian society over the last 100 years, particularly the changes in portraiture from depiction to invention; the author identifies three moments in Indian portraiture: the use of photography as an instrument of measurement under British rule, the role of portraiture in moral instruction, and the current visual style of popular culture; his purpose is to follow the concrete historical circulation of images and trace the meanings inscribed in their forms and uses; includes many color and black & white photographs (white cover with black lettering & color photo on the front; a bright, clean, tight copy in nearly perfect condition; in stock & available for immediate shipment from an independent bookstore). Trade Paperback. As New.


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