Elisabetta Marabotto recommends Raja Deen Dayal’s exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum
London: The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is hosting “Between Princely India and the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal” until January 2014.
Raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905) was the first Indian photographer to achieve international success. Over the course of his career, Dayal documented Indian history, artistic heritage, and its landscapes and peoples. In 1894, he was also appointed court photographer to the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad.
The present exhibition features over 100 photographs from three main collections including the ROM’s collection.
This exhibition was oraganised in collaboration with The Alkazi Collection of Photography, New Delhi, and coincides with a major publication: “Raja Deen Dayal: Artist-Photographer in 19th-century India.”
Concurring with the exhibition there will be an event held on 9 May at the Museum.
For more information on the exhibition and event click here.