Colonial Photographs as Agents of Imperial History: Felice Beato And The Aftermath Of The Sepoy Rebellion Of 1857
West Point Press
A History major with a correlate in Art History at Vassar College, McKenzie Quinn was intrigued by the influence that photography had on the collective memory of the British after the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857. Having written her final research paper for a British Empire history class on the topic of Felice Beato's 19th-century colonial photography in India, she decided to explore how Beato's photographs functioned as active agents in the construction of an imperial history that ultimately perpetuated colonial systems of British superiority.
Quinn, Mckenzie. “Colonial Photographs as Agents of Imperial History: Felice Beato And The Aftermath Of The Sepoy Rebellion Of 1857.” Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2014): 31-44.