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Men Quarrying, Baluchistan

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Men Quarrying, Baluchistan About 1900

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
In 1900, Fred Bremner produced 'Baluchistan Illustrated', an album documenting his travels within the province. This personal project was a welcome break from the daily life of a commercial photographer. With portraiture at the core of his business, Bremner travelled incessantly photographing not only colonial officers and their families but also members of the native aristocracy. This carefully crafted scene depicting workers quarrying in Baluchistan is typical of Fred Bremner’s compositional style. He has staged the scene so that the viewer has an impression of the various stages in the quarrying process. This image is reminiscent of his other images of tradesmen. Always meticulously composed they show all the different procedures required for a particular trade.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 129.47
  • Medium Platinum print made by Pradip Malde from collodion glass negative
  • Size 22.70 x 27.70 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1987