Planetorial series: Shooting the Taj Mahal

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Old Delhi, Jama Masjid

nomadruss in words and photos

This week will take us back to India. I had one afternoon/evening in the Jama Masjid area of Old Delhi the last time I was there. I’ve just finished a brief edit of that day’s project. This post will take you into India’s largest mosque and in the narrow alleyways immediately surrounding it.

Jama Masjid and Old Delhi

The Yellow Dress

Purple Portrait

The Rickshaw Ride

The Envelope Maker

Corner Delicacies

The Making of a Photograph

Jama Masjid

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John Thomson’s Foochow and the River Min

National Media Museum blog

Chinese New Year is approaching, which seems like a good excuse to share a beautiful album of photographs taken in China in 1870-71 by John Thomson (1837 – 1921), entitled Foochow and the River Min.

The Island Pagoda, c. 1871, John Thomson © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA The Island Pagoda, c. 1871, John Thomson © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Thomson was one of the first photographers to travel to the Far East, documenting its landscape, people and antiquities. He spent 5 years travelling extensively in China.

Coolies, c. 1871, John Thomson © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Coolies, c. 1871, John Thomson © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Foochow and the River Min records the city of Fuzhou (Foochow) in Fujian province, South East China, and Thomson’s journey up the River Min by boat from Fuzhou to Nanping, a distance of about 160 miles.

Rocks in the Rapids, c. 1871, John Thomson © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Rocks in the Rapids, c. 1871, John Thomson © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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