Author Punjabi, Suresh
Title Artisan camera: studio photography from central India/ photographs Suresh Punjabi ; text Christopher Pinney.
Publication etc. (Imprint) [Chennai]: Tara Publishing, 2013.
Physical description 94 pages: chiefly illustrations; 23 cm.
ISBN 9789383145102
Subject - Topical term Portrait photography--India .
Language Note English
Added author Pinney, Christopher
Call Number TR680 .P86 2013
Other call number R-IND-Art-1
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Artisan Camera is a testimony to an era of hands-on studio photography, when physical materials combined with the photographer's artistry to shape the final image. This book features work from Studio Suhag in Nagda, a small town in central India. Suresh Punjabi - the studio's proprietor and photographer - showcases some of his vintage photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. They evoke a world where the studio portrait was an important memento, capturing not just the 'real' subject, but also a persona made over to meet the camera's eye. A richly argued essay by visual anthropologist Christopher Pinney - author of Camera Indica - places Punjabi's work in the context of a fascinating visual history.

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