Photo Wallahs

Produced by: Judith MacDougall, Judith MacDougall

60 min. Color. 1992.

Captioned: No

Catalog #: 0027

Price: $295.00

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Renowned ethnographic filmmakers David and Judith MacDougall explore the many meanings of photography in this profound and penetrating documentary. The film focuses on the photographers of Mussoorie, a hill station in the Himalayan foothills of northern India whose fame has attracted tourists since the 19th century.

Through a rich mixture of scenes that includes the photographers at work, their clients, and both old and new photographs, this extraordinary film examines photography as art and as social artifact — a medium of reality, fantasy, memory, and desire.

“Photo Wallahs” is perfect for introducing students to the complexity of social and anthropological observation, and it will generate valuable discussion in a variety of courses in Indian and Asian studies, cultural anthropology, and photography.