Charles Scowen

(active 1870s - 1890s)
Charles Scowen Buddhist Temple, Colombo Unknown

Biography

The photographer Charles T Scowen arrived in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the early 1870s. He had a studio in Kandy by 1876 and a second in Colombo by the 1890s. His photographs have been judged technically and compositionally superior to the work of other British photographers working in he area. His prints show the natives at home and at work as well as the natural beauty of the island and its plant species.