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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The ROM’s exhibition of 19th-century Indian photographer closes January 12, 2014



Between Princely India & the British Raj: The Photography of

Raja Deen Dayal

                                                                         

(Toronto, Ontario, December 23, 2013)  - The engagement of Between Princely India & the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal, closes at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Sunday, January 12, 2014. The exhibition, which is on display in the ROM’s Level 3, Hilary and Galen Weston Wing, is presented in association with The Alkazi Collection of Photography, New Delhi.



Portrait of Raja Deen Dayal by staff photographer E. Craig, April 1904, Gelatin silver print, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, PH81.91
Between Princely India & the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal was a feature exhibition in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Field of Vision, and highlights the photographic work of Raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905), one of the most renowned photographers in 19th-century India.

The exhibition brings together more than 100 works of art, culled from three major international collections.  Between Princely India & the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal is inspired by the book, Raja Deen Dayal: Artist-Photographer in 19th-century India (Mapin and The Alkazi Collection of Photography, 2013), co-authored by the exhibition curators, ROM Senior Curator Dr. Deepali Dewan, and art historian Dr. Deborah Hutton, of The College of New Jersey. This publication and the exhibition are based on almost a decade of archival research.



Special holiday extended hours during the Museum’s annual ROM for the Holidays (RFTH) allow more visitors to enjoy Between Princely India & the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal, leading up to the exhibition closing date. From December 27 to January 4, the ROM is open from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm. During this time period, general admission is reduced after 4:30pm: Adults: $10; Seniors/Students: $9; Children: $7. 


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