PIX Posts

PIX Posts presents an assortment of short articles and interviews around photography in or about South Asia through the points of views of researchers, academics, curators, editors and practitioners, with reference to recent projects, emerging archives/collections and theoretical standpoints.

Jun 12

The Vintage Distortions of...

Shaivyya Gupta

"Existential Angst," 2013, from the series Download Errors, is a daunting declaration about the state of our existence, a reminder of our failed and failing attachments. All installation views...

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Oct 5

Impermanence: Notes on the...

Sonam Tsering with his father in Dharamsala, 1964 In much of the German author W. G. Sebald's shadowy fiction, photographs appear like phantasmagoric guides, leading protagonists and readers alike...

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Sep 21

The Image in the Machine:...

Arnav Adhikari

Installation view of Mario Klingemann's 79530 Self-portraits (2018) at the exhibition Gradient Descent / Courtesy Nature Morte When Google released the first set of images created with its...

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Sep 8

The New Studio Madras: An...

Rishi Kochhar

A photograph by C.B. Shastri on a film set in Srinagar, c. 1940s (New Studio Madras) In 2016, one of the oldest running photo studios in the world, Kolkata's Bourne & Shephard, was forced...

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Aug 25

A Perfect Shot: Photographs...

Vamika Jain. Introduction by Arnav...

First tiger trophy of Manvendra Maharaja Narendra Singh at the age of eleven, 1926  (Royal Collection, Panna) To the contemporary viewer, the traditional hunting photograph might offer little...

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Aug 8

The Place of Shahidul Alam

Rahaab Allana

From A Struggle for Democracy, 1987–1990 No heaven, no hell, no everafter, do I care for when I’m gone Peace here I seek, in this sand and soil, this place where I was born As oceans deep,...

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Jul 29

An archive as resistance:...

Interview with Diwas Raja KC, Curator...

Dalit protest in Kathmandu, Bimal C. Sharma, 1999 The chances of ‘truth' surviving the onslaught of power are very slim indeed; it is always in danger of being maneuvered out of the world not...

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Jul 22

The S.T.A.R.S Archive and...

In conversation with Zoé E. Headley,...

Image from STARS Archive This week, in a recorded interview on PIX posts, we speak to Zoé E. Headley, anthropologist and founder of the S.T.A.R.S collective, a multidisciplinary research...

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Jul 16

Coming up: Chennai Photo...

Audio post: In conversation with the...

Installations at Lighthouse MRTS station of the Urban Water Showcase, Artist: Kannagi Khanna The study of exhibitions provides a fascinating route into art history. Here the social, political and...

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