Shalini Ganendra on Views of Ceylon – Narratives of A Collection

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Shalini Ganendra (Academic Associate, History of Art; Research Fellow, St. Catz) recently gave a talk exploring the impact of the photographic image as a visual agent of colonial impressions of Ceylon, with consideration of continuing ripples forward. The investigation reviews briefly the Pitt River’s early photography collection of Ceylon and offers a more detailed study of a recently ‘discovered’ collection of materials (Jermyn Folio). The review considers integrated histories and dynamics of image, presentation, collecting and the reflected Veins of Influence. (Talk: 45 mins.) 

Be sure to also check out Dr Ganendra's piece on Ceylon on our Research page.