'Bridge over Rungoo below Ging', c 1900.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

'Bridge over Rungoo below Ging', c 1900.

Bourne, Samuel

© NMeM / Royal Photographic Society / Science & Society Picture Library


Samuel Bourne was a pioneer of travel photography. He began his working life as a bank clerk but abandoned this career in 1857 to became a photographer. ln 1863 Bourne left Britain for 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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