India's Photo Studios: Vanishing Windows Through Time


The advent of digital photography has rendered film obsolete. Photo studios either sell their negatives to salvage the tiny amounts of silver contained in their coating or they just burn them in order to free some space. A team of researchers is trying to collect and save these snapshots of Indian history.


About this video

Original title: Photo Studios: Vanishing Windows Through Time

Production year: 2018

Length: 8 min 40

Director: Pierre de Parscau

Producer: CNRS Images

Speaker(s) :
Zoe E. Headley
Centre d'Etutdes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS)
CNRS / EHESS

Alexandra de Herring
Cergy Pontoise University
French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)

Muthusamy Mohan
Painter