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.

  • Discussing the STARS Archive

    An audio interview Zoé E. Headley, anthropologist and head of the STARS Archive. Interview by Rahaab Allana.

    22 Jul, 2018

    Poster for Portrait Dravida This week, in a recorded interview on PIX posts, we speak to Zoé E. Headley, anthropologist and founder of the STARS 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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Jul 7

Discussing Photography in...

Interview with Dr. Aileen Blaney and...

One of the primary concerns of photography in India today is whether pedagogy can enable the practitioner to develop critical objectivity or perhaps an objective critique within an...

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Jul 2

Recounting the photography...

An interview with co-curator, Dr....

Photography as a form of critical social engagement comes to the fore in exhibitions like Behind the Indian Boom: Inequality and Resistance at the Heart of Economic Growth, curated by documentary...

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Jun 25

Jeevan Rekha:...

Sukanya Baskar explores an unseen...

Jeevan Rekha, released 1 January 1974. Vinyl record cover reproduces the same image, seen later in the article. This week’s post explores an unseen album from a private collection, showcasing...

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Jun 16

Talking about FotoFest 2018...

Part 2 of a conversation with Sunil...

Cover of the publication, Disrupted Borders (1993). Cover Image: Jorma Puranen The works exhibited by 47 artists from India in FotoFest2018 was all produced in the 21st century, which, as...

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Jun 8

Talking about FotoFest 2018...

Part 1 of a conversation with Sunil...

Cover image: Sandip Kuriakose How do contemporary photographers and artists of Indian origin imagine the diverse and complicated subjectivities of Indian-ness, regardless of where they live?...

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May 30

Afterimage of Empire—Part 2

Part 2 of a conversation with Prof....

Postcard, late 19th-early 20th century featured in the book. Private Collection Familiarity, dissonance, passivity and then re-engagement are the shifting fault lines around how 19th century...

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May 24

Afterimage of Empire—Part 1

In conversation with Prof. Zahid R....

Book cover, Afterimage of Empire: Photography in Nineteenth-Century India  The first of a two-part conversation with Prof. Zahid R. Chaudhary on his earlier publication, Afterimage of...

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May 16

Life after Ritwik...

Nabarupa Bhattacharjee, documentary...

Surama Ghatak, 1960s, Mumbai   It was 1965, and the lives of Surama (endearingly, Thamma) and Ritwik were at a cusp. He wrote a letter to Thamma asking her opinion on starting a new...

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