Samuel Bourne returns to Lucknow
“Samuel Bourne was a British photographer who spent seven extremely productive years in India, and by the time he returned to England in January 1871, he had made approximately 2,200 fine images of the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayas. Working primarily with a 10×12 inch plate camera, and using the complicated and laborious Wet Plate Collodion process, the impressive body of work he produced was always of superb technical quality and often of artistic brilliance. His ability to create superb photographs whilst travelling in the remotest areas of the Himalayas… with a retinue of some 30 porters to carry his equipment, and working under the most exacting physical conditions, places him firmly amongst the very finest of nineteenth century travel photographers.” (Wikipedia).
IIM Lucknow main campus spans 200 acres (81 ha) and is in Prabandh Nagar on the outskirts of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is at 21 kilometres from Lucknow railway station and 31 kilometres from Lucknow Airport. IIM Lucknow also has a city office at Aliganj.
The academic buildings are constructed in medieval Indian architectural style with red brick wall texture.
As a part of student exchange programs, students spend a three-month term in a foreign university in October to December in their second year. Every year around 50 students of IIM Lucknow are selected for the exchange programs based on merit, while around 30 foreign students come to IIM Lucknow, for example from EM Lyon, as the curator of the present Bourne exhibition, Adrienne Plantureux.