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While I’m familiar with Raghu Rai’s iconic takes of Indian streets post-Independence, I was curious of Albert Kahn’s attempt at the same in.

In The Dawn of the Color Photograph: Albert Kahn’s Archives of the Planet, BBC tells the story of Kahn’s ambitious project and its monumental legacy, exploring how his collection and vision came to shape everything from the visual vocabulary of photojournalism to your favorite Instagram filters.

Gonchigjalzangiin Badamdor (an early century Mongolian religious figure) in the vicinity of the Yellow Palace, Urga. Photo credit: Stefan Passe, courtesy of Albert Kahn Archive

Jules Gervais Courtellemont: A view of a bathing ghat on the shores of the Ganges River in India (1923)

A view of a bathing ghat on the shores of the Ganges River in India, 1923 / Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

Frédéric Gadmer: Aleppo, Syria (1921)

une collecte: The Dawn of the Color Photograph: Africa and The Middle East