Willoughby Wallace Hooper joined the 7th Madras Light Cavalry in 1858, rose steadily through the ranks, and in 1884 was made a full colonel. While stationed in India, Hooper was an obsessive photographer—no small feat given the cumbersome nature of Victorian cameras and their accoutrements. Hooper would gain a reputation for photographing people of different ethnic origins, hunting scenes, Anglo-Indian life, and victims of the Madras Famine (1876-78). In the 1860s, he collaborated with George Western, and contributed to 'The People of India' (1868-75). The handsome collection present here offers images of camp scenes, military battalions, and snipe shooting, etc.