By James Ryan
The improvement of images within the Victorian period coincided with the dramatic growth of the British Empire. images assisted within the exploration, surveying and mapping of territory and the illustration of imperial landscapes. To audiences hungry for glimpses of a quickly increasing global, photos looked as if it would catch far away realities, rendering them obtainable. And whereas directors and anthropologists used images to photograph 'racial types', squaddies and hunters armed themselves with cameras to be able to trap photographic 'trophies' of natives and animals.
Drawing on a vast variety of visible imagery, together with many formerly unpublished photos, James Ryan indicates how photographic practices and aesthetics can convey and articulate the ideologies of imperialism.
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Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of the British Empire: Photography and the Visualisation of the British Empire (Picturing History) by James Ryan