Complementing Overlapping Realms: Arts of the Islamic World and India, 900–1900 are two successive photographic installations spotlighting themes, techniques, and artistic approaches within these cultures. Since the development of the medium of photography, European and South Asian photographers have imaged the geography, monuments, and people of India.
This first installation, Focus on South Asian Photography: Imaging India in the 19th Century, features landscapes and portraits, including works by the English photographer Samuel Bourne and the Indian photographer Layla Deen Dayal. The second installation, Focus on South Asian Photography: Recent Works, features documentary and conceptual imagery.
Curated by Kimberly Masteller, assistant curator of Islamic and later Indian art.