Captain Linnaeus Tripe
Photographer of India and Burma, 1854 – 1860
Roger Taylor and Crispin Branfoot
Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902) occupies a special place in the history of nineteenth-century British photography, not just for his memorable name but for the outstanding body of work he produced in India and Burma between 1854 and 1862 while an officer in the army of the East India Company. His large-format photographs were among the first to document sacred sites of great cultural, architectural, and archeological importance in areas generally inaccessible to Western travelers. Tripe is also exceptional for his artful retouching of negatives to enhance precisely composed images with clouds and other atmospheric effects.
208 pages | 100 illustrations | 11.5 x 11 inches