|Other: Sir Benjamin Simpson |
|Dates: ||1831 - 1923|
Served in the Indian Medical Service Bengal 1853 - 1890. He served as the Surgeon-General for the Government of India from 1853 until 1890. A keen amateur photographer and member of the Bengal Photographic Society, he produced a series of 80 photographs of ‘Racial Types of Northern India‘ which was shown and awarded a gold medal at the London International Exhibition in 1862. Simpson‘s trip to Assam in 1867 - 1868 resulted in his photographs illustrating ‘Descriptive ethnology of Bengal‘ published in 1872. Many of Simpson‘s images were used in the eight volumes of ‘The People of India‘ published 1868-1875. Simpson produced a series of photographs of Kandahar, Afghanistan during the Second Afghan War of 1879-1880, which were marketed by Bourne & Shepherd.
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