Christopher Pinney is an anthropologist and art historian. He is currently Professor of Anthropology and Visual Culture at University College London. From 2007-09 he was Visiting Crowe Professor in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University which facilitated the development of this website. His research interests cover the art and visual culture of South Asia, with a particular focus on the history of photography and chromolithography in India. He has also worked on industrial labor and Dalit goddess possession.
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This website presents free downloadable jpegs of images intended to be useful to researchers and teachers, together with a selection of texts that may otherwise be inaccessible. Images which have been sized for powerpoint can be copied in thumbnail format and then opened.

This website was facilitated by the Department of Art History, Northwestern University, Sarah Dahan (Webmaster) and Cary Lee (Website designer).