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National Gallery of Modern Art - NGMA Delhi

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Infinitely India An exhibition of photographs from the collection of the Albert Kahn Museum, France
Jaipur House
India Gate
110003 New Delhi
India


November 29th, 2009 - December 27th, 2009
 
Rabindranath Tagore, with his family, Rabindranath Tagore, with his family
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The exhibition INFINITELY INDIA, extracted from the collection of the Albert Kahn Museum, throws ourselves in India during the 1910’s and 1920’s. Fascinated by this country, Albert Kahn had organised several missions to India. These photographic treasures, in colour, resulting from those expeditions as well as film catching the daily life of the country, make up an extraordinary testimony of India during the past century.

Illustrated with more than 50 autochromes and old films taken from the archives of the planet, the Albert Kahn Museum’s exhibition shows the beauty and the complexity of India. Because this exhibition gives a testimony of India at the beginning of the 20th century, it fits in with Heritage and Universality thematic of the festival BOJOUR INDIA.

INFINITELY INDIA is based on two photographic and cinematographic missions launched by Albert Kahn. The route followed by his two photographers, with a fifteen-year interval, Stephane Passet in 1913-1914, then Roger Dumas in 1927-1928, concerns the same region, the North- West of the country; however, their orientations were different.


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