South Asian photography on display at Kamloops Art Gallery

By Jill Sperling
January 26, 2018 - 4:50pm Updated: January 26, 2018 - 6:38pm

KAMLOOPS — Re Present: Photography from South Asia is on display at the Kamloops Art Gallery now until March 31. 

Interim Curator Adrienne Fast spent a year working on the project, combining her knowledge of South Asian history with an interest in photography to bring the exhibition into existence just as her term came to an end. 

The collection includes images from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other South Asian countries. 

Photos from the 19th, and early 20th centuries demonstrate how quickly the art of photography became a worldwide phenomenon. 

"Photography is an interesting medium for a lot of reasons, one of which is as soon as photography was invented in 1839 in Paris, it was immediately an international phenomenon," Fast said. "Within a matter of weeks, people were making daguerreotype photographs in places like South Asia, Japan, in Africa, North and South America, in Russia, Australia. So, it was always everywhere right from the start."

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