Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer Of India And Burma, 1854-1860


Amerapoora Colossal Statue of Gautama Close to the North End of the Wooden Bridge 1855 Pinterest


Witness the work of one of photography's unsung heroes with Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1854-1860 at the V&A.

As part of the V&A India Festival, this exhibition features some outstanding images from the pioneering photographer who captured early images of the region. The striking shots illustrate the impressive architecture and landscapes of the area and show how Tripe became aware of just how the medium could be exploited to maximum effect.

More than 60 of his photographs have been gathered for the exhibition, a breathtaking showcase of archaeological sites and monuments that have rarely been witnessed by Westerners. You'll discover how Tripe went to great lengths to fully document the world that he found himself in, mixing the eye for detail of a surveyor with the flair and imagination of an artist.

With the medium of photography in its infancy, these truly influential images are a testament to the vision and skill of a photographer who was ahead of his time.


Venue Details & Map

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington, Knightsbridge Train: Victoria. Follow the Museums tunnel from South Kensington Underground.

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