Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs

Thursday, May 11 / 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Deepali Dewan, Dan Mishra Senior Curator, Global South Asia at the ROM and author of Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs: Towards a Transcultural History of Photography as she speaks about the history, function, and significance of this genre in conjunction with the exhibition My Grandmothers Dress, by regional artist Angela Aujla.

Dr. Deepali Dewan is the Dan Mishra Curator of South Asian Art & Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Toronto, is affiliated with the Centre for South Asian Studies and is a Senior Associate Fellow at Massey College. She is the co-editor of the online, peer-reviewed journal Trans Asian Photography. Her research spans issues of colonial, modern and contemporary visual culture, including topics such as art education, decorative arts and historiography. Her main research interest focuses on the history of photography in India and the South Asian diaspora with a view toward understanding how photography has shaped contemporary ways of viewing and being in the world. Her current research considers how family photography works to reflect and shape experiences of migration.

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