Are Portraits Good to Think? Reflections of Tamil Studio Portraiture

“Are Portraits Good to Think? Reflections of Tamil Studio Portraiture” Dr. Zoe E. Headley, IFP-CEIAS/CNRS CHANGE OF DATE: 16th April 2015 (Thursday) at 11.00 am IFP Talk Series Nehru Conference Hall ,French Institute of Pondicherry 11, Saint Louis Street,Pondicherry 605 001 Following up with the on-going exhibition Heritage of the Family: Tamil Studio Portraiture (1880 – 1980), the purpose of this talk is to explore the … Continue reading Are Portraits Good to Think? Reflections of Tamil Studio Portraiture

Opening this Wednesday in Pondicherry!

  By the 1880’s, commercial photo studios had found their way into the bazaars of the Presidency’s medium sized towns across India.  Husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, grandparents and grandchildren could now walk into a studio, take a pose, and look into the camera to be fixed and framed.  These family portraits not only present a visual record of a family’s history, often showcasing … Continue reading Opening this Wednesday in Pondicherry!