The work of Magnum Photographers to feature at the Science Museum in London
Work by Magnum photographers will feature in an exhibition at The Science Museum in London. The historic work of Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson, work by late Magnum photographer Werner Bischof, and contemporary Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur, and Magnum nominee Sohrab Hura, featuring the country form part of an exhibition marking 70 years of independence in India.
Illuminating India is a season of two major exhibitions, specially commissioned artworks and a high-profile events series opening during the British Council’s UK/India 2017 season: a celebration of the long-standing relationship between the UK and India which will see cultural events, exhibitions and activities taking place in both countries. It will tell the stories of the Indian innovators and thinkers who have often been overlooked or written out of Western narratives of history.
Illuminating India: Photography 1857 –2017, is an ambitious and unprecedented survey of the technological and cultural development of the medium in India, examining photography’s changing role in charting the recent history of the country.