Exhibition - Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860

Exhibition - Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860

The V&A Museum in London is presenting a new exhibition about the 19th Century photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe. The exhibition runs from the 24th of June to the 11th of October 2015 and is part of V&A India Festival. The admission to the exhibition is free.

Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822 – 1902) was a British photographer, who worked in India as a member of East India Company army. Tripe produced a series of photographs in which he documented in detail the landscape of south India and Burma focusing on cultural, archaeological, religious and secular sites.

The exhibition displays over 60 photographs, taken between 1852-1860, and offers an amazing opportunity to see the beautiful images of the culture and land of the 19th century India and Burma, depicting many details and buildings which may not exist anymore.

Some of the photographs taken by Captain Linnaeus Tripe, not necessarily on display at this exhibition ( images courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program).

Visit exhibition's website for more information. 

Find out more about Captain Linnaeus Tripe and his working techniques here.

The exhibition is accompanied by a Seminar on Photographing Victorian Burma and India, lead by Roger Taylor, which will take place on the 10 October 2015. Find out here about this event.