Hoppé reveals Bombay in the late 1920s as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. Under physically challenging circumstances and using mostly small, hand-held cameras, Hoppé captured a body of remarkable images that are the first to show a natural, spontaneous, and distinctly Modernist view of Indian life. Notably these street documentary photographs show empathy for the Indian peoples and their move towards independence from British colonial rule.

 

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The Museum Mumbai, Premchand Roychand Gallery, December 23 2010 – February 28 2011

E.O. Hoppé's Bombay 1929, essays by Pratapaditya Pal and Graham Howe (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, Mumbai, 2010)


British Photographic History, 1/2/2011
Daily Bhaskar, 12/26/2010
Daily News & Analysis, 12/26/2010
The Guide, 12/23/2010
India Today, 12/19/2010

Times of India, 12/18/2010
Wall Street Journal | livemint.com, 12/17/2010