John Burke

‘Nautch Girls.’ These dancing girls would have performed for the Emir in his private chambers and were a popular motif for Indian photographers like Burke. Because they are not Muslim women, they could take employment as dancers and could show their faces to foreign photographers.

1878–80, printed by Simon Norfolk 2011

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Not on display

Artist
John Burke
Medium
Photograph, digital C-print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 276 x 381 mm
support: 381 x 507 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Simon Norfolk 2016
Reference
P20612

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