'Wanja Valley - Himalayas', c 1865.
3 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm

'Wanja Valley - Himalayas', c 1865.

Bourne, Samuel

© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society

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A photograph of the Wanja Valley in the Himalayas, taken by Samuel Bourne. Bourne considered his photographs of the Wanga Valley to be some of his finest work. Bourne, a pioneer of travel photography, began his working life as a bank clerk. ln 1863 he went to India where he established a studio in Simla, in partnership with Charles Shepherd. Between 1863 and 1870 he undertook several photographic expeditions, including trips to the Himalayas, producing a collection of landscape views unsurpassed in technical skill and compositional elegance. By 1870 the Bourne and Shepherd catalogue contained 2,000 views from all parts of the subcontinent.
 

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