176 year old photo studio in Kolkata goes dead.

Boune world’s oldest photo studios

 

Bourne and Shepherd, one of the world’s oldest running photo studios is closing forever this Thursday. Established in 1840 by famous British photographers William Howard, Samuel Bourne and Charles Shepherd was lastly run by Jayant Gandhi, who said “Things have changed, technology has changed and I am growing old too”. The business is poor because in this digital age no one comes to studio rather people click from mobile phones and digital cameras. The studio’s lens has captured a few phenomenal personalities like Satyajit Ray and Rabindranath Tagore during its golden era.

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