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Cholera Belts and Stockings: Louise Brown on the Cultivation of Difference in British India

The British in colonial India were obsessed with rank and status. The divide between the British and Indians was pronounced, but so too were the differences between classes of white people. A strict pecking order influenced every aspect of colonial life. It decided which club, if any, you could join, and which set you belonged […]

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Capturing the Moment

There’s the thing that happens, and then there’s what we see happening, and it’s the second that makes a photograph. Here’s an example of a bad moment. You’re on one side of a street photographing something—let’s say a couple about to kiss—on the opposite side. As you shoot, a passerby inconveniently walks in front of […]

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