Lala Deen Dayal
Lala Deen Dayal was an Indian photographer. His career began in the mid-1870s as a commissioned photographer and eventually he set up studios in Indore, Mumbai and Hyderabad. He became the court photographer to the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mahbub Ali Khan, Asif Jah VI, who awarded him the title Musawwir Jung Raja Bahadur, and he was appointed as the photographer to the Viceroy of India in 1885. Dayal’s work spans diverse photographic categories from commercial portraiture to architectural photography and transports the viewer to the grandeur of the India in the late 1800s.
Bourne & Shepherd
Many parts of India have been the subject for photographers from the early days of photography. One of the most prolific British photographers was Samuel Bourne who arrived in India in 1863. Initially he partnered with William Howard and set up the Howard and Bourne Studio in Shimla. They were joined by Charles Shepherd and when Howard left, the studio became Bourne & Shepherd in 1866. Bourne was a master photographer and Shepherd was a master printer and their partnership produced some of the most enduring photos of India of the 19th Century