The Student Issue

21 February 2018

Mohit Bhatia, from the series An-other, Dec 207, Digital

The Student issue of PIX is an engagement with pedagogical modalities— state-funded teaching institutions, and the individual mentoring of young practitioners by creative older exponents of the discipline. The issue explores how these modalities— served with the challenge of disseminating the techniques, truths and potential of the most ubiquitous form of media practice in the 21st century — might often deeply condition a new practitioner’s methodology and perspectives. Beyond crucial questions of ‘how’ and `why’ certain content is being imparted in photography courses, this issue attempts to gauge the experience of young practitioners: their assimilation of the instruction they received, the fulfillment or failure of their aspirations and visions, and whether over time, pedagogical input and critique from different sources has altered their personal approach to their craft, in both material and ideological terms.

EDITORIAL

INTERVIEW

Riyas Komu

Q. Why did you and Bose Krishnamachari feel the need for having a Student Biennale (SB) as a part of Kochi Muziris-Biennale (KMB)? While KMB is the catalyst, the Kochi Biennale Foundation aims to create and enable platforms that support and sustain art, and extendedly,...

SURVEYING THE SURVEYOR

Meera Menezes

The name Cox's Bazar has acquired an ominous ring to it in recent months. It conjures up images of traumatised Rohingya refugees fleeing their homes in Myanmar while making desperate attempts to reach safer havens such as Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Refugee camps have sprung up overnight with...

EDITOR: A VELVET HAND, A HAWK'S EYE

Rahaab Allana

In order to 'give a meaning' to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what he frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, a discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry... One must always take photos with the greatest respect for the subject, and in...

PHOTO EDITORIAL: DEMOCRATISED PHOTOGRAPHY

Tanvi Mishra

In 2017, a controversial image brought many within the photography industry to take notice of the glaring lack of guidelines governing ethical practices around image production and usage. The visual in question was of a man lying on a woman, who was described in the caption as a sex worker. The...

PHOTO EDITORIAL: THE SCHOOL, THE MUSEUM, THE LIBRARY

Philippe Calia

In 2015, artist Atul Dodiya was invited to make an artist intervention at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, for which he provocatively envisioned 7000 Museums, A Project for the Republic of India. The intervention comprised a series of watercolours of fantasised museums to be located in the country's...

FEATURES

COX'S BIZARRE

Abhijeet Ghosh

CONVERSATION: CRITICAL COLLECTIVE AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Gayatri Sinha

FIREFLIES

Anupam Diwan

CONVERSATION: ON PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Dayanita Singh

THE HUNGRY TIDE

Swastik Pal

INTERVIEW

Sabeena Gadihoke

ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA

Sharbendu De

DRUDGERY

Manish Paudel

BIRDS ARE PILGRIMS TOO

Parisa Azadi

INTERVIEW

Rishi Singhal

KA DINGIEI

Aishwarya Arumbakkam

HOME

Kaisar Ahamed

MONALISA IN TOWN

Shampa Kabi

PHOTOGRAPHY AND SACAC

Anita Khemka

CAPTURING THE CAPTURER

Devika Mohan

AN-OTHER

Mohit Bhatia

A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Shahidul Alam

AIN

Riti Sengupta

SRISHTI SCHOOL: EDUCATION AND PROCESS

Chinar Shah

ON PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER PHOTOGRAPHY

Aileen Blaney

SHIFTING VALLEY

Indira Kumar

THE TABLE

Joe Paul Cyriac

PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS, JNU

Suryanandini Narain

THE TRANS ASIA PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW

Sandra Mathews