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Ricketts Collection

Asia House presents


in association with The British Library & SOAS


Jane and Howard Ricketts Collection


Jane and Howard Ricketts are amongst the pioneers of photographic collecting in Britain. They initially specialised in British 19th-century photography, starting to collect Indian photographs in 1972. Hampered by the lack of published material, Jane Ricketts researched the subject through 19th-century Indian newspapers and journals. Her work helped to shape the first major British exhibition of photographs of India, 'Images of India - Photographs of the Sub-Continent' sponsored by the Yorkshire Arts Association and presented in Sheffield, York and Wolverhampton in 1981.