On the occasion of his 100 death anniversary we share with you some of his finest images.
Civil engineer, photographer of royalty, court photographer of Mir Mahbub Ali Pasha the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, and much acclaimed ‘native’ documenter of 19th century India, Lala Deen Dayal captured the culture and tradition of India's rich architectural heritage, temples, monuments, forts, views, and memorials. His extensive series of Indian views forms a timeless travelogue of the country. His work is a unique repertoire of the excellence of Black and White photography and amply demonstrates his mastery over early techniques, processes and equipment which produced living images which have left an indelible impact on the history of art and printing. Even 125 years ago, Dayal operated on a national scale – he set up studios in Indore, Secunderabad and Bombay and gained international recognition for his works.