20th century India to be displayed through photo exhibition in Scotland
Photographs showcasing India at the turn of the 20th century is set to go on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
The 24 images on show at the gallery in Edinburgh are printed from the original glass negatives.
They include portraits of native aristocrats and images of fishermen on the River Indus.
The exhibition aims to illustrate how imperial expansion in the 19th century provided photographers with stimulation, great opportunities and rewards.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to catch a glimpse of rarely seen images of the Indian empire," the Daily Mail quoted Sheila Astante, migration stories curator at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, as saying.
"Fred Bremner was one of the first photographers to capture the very north-western edge of the British Raj. An accomplished photographer, he had an eye for dynamic compositions.
"This intimate exhibition of his work offers an extraordinary insight into how one Scot viewed that far-off land known as the Indian empire," she said.
Bremner, born in 1863 in Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire and who worked in his father's photographic studio in Banff, first went out to India to work for his brother-in-law GW Lawrie, an established photographer in Lucknow, India.
His assignments took him across India and in 1889 he set up a studio in Karachi.
Bremner travelled huge distances and worked in rarely photographed areas, creating a record of Imperial India's rural life, landscapes and people.