If the Rubin Museum’s recent exhibition Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography of South Asia doesn’t travel to India, at least we have the catalogue. Through more than 80 portraits taken in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Burma in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the work highlights the wealth of photographic styles and addresses the questions of ethnography, identity, integration and assimilation underlying the art of portrait photography in Southeast Asia.
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