Photographing Imperialism, Part Two

Samuel Borne: Kashmir and the Aesthetics of Conquest In her seminal book, British Rule in India: A Historical Sketch (1857), Harriet Martineau called India “our great Asiatic dependency” and described the Himalayas as “a steep slope” like...

Photographing Imperialism, Part One

Samuel Bourne in India: Empire in the Making The way in which the British backed into the idea of empire or imperialism in contrast to colonialism can be viewed by contrasting the contemporaneous reactions of the nation to America and India. The Americans were...

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), Part Four

Eadweard Muybridge and the Horses of Leland Stanford Part Two On the sixth of June in the year 2015, a horse won the Triple Crown. After a drought that had lasted almost four decades American Pharaoh galloped to a win by five lengths. The Los Angeles Times celebrated...

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) Part Three

Eadweard Muybridge: Photographing Colonialism Part Three Although the relationship between Eadweard Muybridge and Leland Stanford would send the photographer down a path that led to one of the main art forms of the twentieth century, the photographer, the cool killer...
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