Lucknow to Lahore | Fred Bremner’s Vision of India

  • 6th October 2012 − 22nd September 2013 | Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Like many commercial photographers in India Bremner relied on portraiture to keep his business operating on a day-to-day basis. His business took him to the rarely photographed areas of Baluchistan and Sindh, in what is modern day Pakistan. By 1889, he had set up his own studio in Karachi and another in Quetta, the growing capital of the province of Baluchistan. Travelling along the northern edge of British India Bremner photographed colonial officers and members of the native aristocracy.