Photographer and founding curator of photography at the Peabody Essex Museum Clark Worswick’s romance with 19th-century photographs of India began one hot summer in 1959, when he saw photographs of scenes of Calcutta. Upon realizing that these exceedingly rare images were in poor shape, too fragile to display, he created a limited edition series of prints using modern digital techniques. After 60-plus years of collecting and “reimagining” these photographs, Worswick now shares his picks from Sotheby’s Selling Exhibition of 19th-century photographs of India.
The Great Within: Photographs of India and the British Raj in the 19th Century
14–29 March | New York