Indian Treasures: 70 years on from independence

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Indian Treasures: 70 years on from independence

Some of the earliest photographs taken of India will go on show in Central London this week, as part of events to mark 70 years of Independence from British rule.

The collection includes an 19th century images of the Taj Mahal, Himalayas and Indian city life.  

The exhibition showcases a range of historical and rarely seen images that provide some of the earliest photographic documentation of India, displaying the technical and artistic ability of early ground-breaking photographers, such as Samuel Bourne, John Edward Saché and Felice Beato.

Matthew Butson, Vice President, Getty Images Archive said: "A complex landscape and medley of influences, India has long been a springboard for the imagination, not least for some of photography's pioneers.  After what has felt like a thrilling archaeological dig, we could not be more excited to share these incredible images – and stories – with gallery visitors."

Getty Images Gallery Manager, Amie Lewis comments: "Our aim at the Getty Images Gallery is to make accessible to the general public these incredible cultural treasures from the Getty Images Archive.  We welcome admirers and collectors alike to immerse themselves in Indian Treasures."

The Indian Treasures exhibition takes place from 2nd August - 7th October 2017 at the Getty Images Gallery. An exhibition catalogue will be available for purchase at the Gallery.

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