Cameron, Coffee & Calcutta: A Traveller's Tales

Cameron, Coffee & Calcutta: A Traveller's Tales

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India Club Lounge-Bar

143 Strand

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Film screening on India and the portrait photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron. Includes Q&A with film-maker, Jane Richter.

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Welcome to a very special film screening with Q&A at the India Club!

A regular traveller to Kolkata as well as an expert on the Victorian pioneer portrait photographer Julia Margaret Cameron who was born there in 1815, Jane Richter has made this documentary-style film about her perception of this great city and beyond. While researching the hitherto little-known early life of this ground-breaking photographer, Jane experienced the most amazing overlaps between her own path and that of Julia.

Jane’s passion for India started because of her aunt having worked at London’s India House back in 1947. Thus, this venue is very special to her! In this film she interweaves the story of her own travels and findings with the biographical details of the photographer and her family – starting in India, but also travelling with her to France, the UK and eventually to her final resting place in Sri Lanka.

Jane criss-crosses both continents and centuries. By including some classical literary examples (Tagore and Tennyson) as well as two modern-day Kolkatan writers (Shuvashree Chowdhury and Bishwanath Ghosh), she emphasises the eternal cultural links and exchanges between east and west.

Based on a 2-year research project, she gives us a very personal take on India through her own eyes. She equally relates her discoveries about Julia’s time there, but also details the significant artistic achievement made in the multi-cultural photographer’s later life.

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