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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Commercial, India
Photo-engraver in the Surveyor-General’s Office, Calcutta. Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
 
Photographed the Calcutta International Exhibition of 1883-84 on behalf of the Bengal Government. A number of these photographs were published as photo-etchings produced by the Surveyor-General’s Office. In the preface to Indian art work in the Calcutta International Exhibition of 1883-84, Part I (wood-carvings) (Calcutta, 1885), James Waterhouse writes:
‘The accompanying six plates are reproductions of photographs taken by Mr A.W. Turner, in the Calcutta International Exhibition of 1883-84, under the orders of the Government of Bengal. The complete series comprises about 200 negatives, including views of some of the courts and about the grounds, and was intended to preserve a record of some of the best and most characteristic specimens of the large and, in some respects, unique collection of Indian and Eastern Art-work exhibited. It is proposed to publish a selection of about 60 to 80 of these plates by photo-engraving.’
An album of photographs of the Calcutta Exhibition, taken by Turner under Waterhouse’s supervision, is held in the Indian Institute, Oxford: Photographs of the Calcutta International Exhibition, 1883-84. Taken by Direction of the Government of Bengal by Mr A.W. Turner, under the superintendence of Major J. Waterhouse, BSC, Asst. Surv. Gen.
 
A photogravure of his view of Fort Viziadrug included in the Journal of the Photographic Society of India in 1898.[1] The photograph was taken while Turner was working as photographer for Sir Norman Lockyer during the eclipse observation at Viziadrug. 
  
 
  

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  1. Λ Journal of the Photographic Society of India, vol. 11, no. 6, June 1898, Calcutta, 1898, facing p. 112. 
      
 
  

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