Vintage portraits of Madras people – World Photography Day
Why are we celebrating World Photography day?
In 1826, French scientist Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, took that photograph, titled View from the Window at Le Gras, at his family’s country home and it was authorized on 19th august 1839.
The term photography was derived from the Greek language in which Photo means the light and Krabi means the drawing. The word “Photography” is universally accepted and used throughout the world.
And with madras day just around the corner, we at madras photo bloggers present you some of the age old vintage portraits from ester years (1870 -1900) . these are shot by various people at various instances at different time frames, but it doesn’t fail to capture the true essence of madras. presenting “vintage portraits””
An article by Srivatsan Sankaran and Pavithraa Swaminathan .Edited and curated by Srivatsan Sankaran.