every picture tells a story, then every photograph gives an elegant
and accurate description of that story.
The institution of photography
in Ceylon was first established in the mid 1840's and was practiced
quite extensively towards the end of the 19th Century. During that
period there were dozens of local and foreign artist who took up
the challenge to record the daily events which took place in the
beautiful and mysterious island of Ceylon in the form of a photographic
Starting with the first
recorded photographer, S.J. Barrow, who experimented with this new
invention in the mid 1840's, the title of novice and professional
photographer in Ceylon was held by many distinguished individuals
such as Frederick Fiebig (1840-1852), William Andre (1860-1870),
Samuel Bourne & Shepherd (1863-1872), Julia Margaret Cameron (1875-1879),
Henry William Cave (1880-1900), Adolphus Grigson (1870-1880), Joseph
Lawton (1866-1872), AWA Plate (1892-1930), Charles T. Scowen (1873-1893)
and William Louis Henry Skeen (1860-1903).
This site is dedicated to
the many brave individuals, who traveled far away from their own
safe homes, on many occasions venturing deep into an unexplored
land with little regard to their own safety, in order to capture
that perfect moment in time on to a photograph.
This is their