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The Cultural Impact of Photography in India

Name Professor Course Date The Cultural Impact of Photography in India The rise of photography in the Indian subcontinent began with import of the first daguerreotype cameras in 1840 by Thacker and Company, a firm in Calcutta that specialized in novelty imports for ‘Europe shops’ for European residents in India. The camera transformed from a cheap and simple novelty item or ‘toy’ to a more sophisticated device for art and commercial photography according to an import notice by the company that described the daguerreotypes as ‘the new art of sun drawing.’ F. Schranhofer was the first famous commercial photographer, and…