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.

  • The New Studio Madras: An Oral History

    Rishi Kochhar

    8 Sep, 2018

    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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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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