Archive Aug 18 My Afghan Photo Album Nazes Afroz A TV camerawoman vying for a spot among male colleagues to cover the Nowruz celebration, Kabul, 2014 The news comes in waves. The Taliban have completed their takeover of... Read More. Aug 11 Landscape as Language... Veeranganakumari Solanki Huma Mulji, The City of a Thousand Rebellions, Sarwar Road, 26th July 2011, Textiles Dyes on Canvas, 152.4 cm x 121.9, 2018. The image was taken on 26July 2011, as a functioning water tower in... Read More. Jun 29 Transitioning Images:... Veeranganakumari Solanki Left : Matthew Krishanu, Crow (blue head), 2015. Photo Peter Mallet Right: Lubna Chowdhary, Code 3, 2021. Image courtesy: Angela Moore Images relaying on a screen or printed as a photograph act... Read More. Jun 4 Both/And: Shezad Dawood Interview by Veeranganakumari Solanki Still from Kalimpong, VR environment, duration variable, 2016, Courtesy: UBIK Productions. London-based artist Shezad Dawood’s practice straddles film, images, sculpture, sound, virtual... Read More. May 28 The sonic imagery of... Veeranganakumari Solanki Savinder Bual, Pineapple Project, install shot at PEER, 2020, image credit Stephen White & Co. When an artist is considered ‘South-Asian’ or as part of the diaspora, they are... Read More. May 16 Worlding a Rhythm with... Interview by Veeranganakumari Solanki Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Hertford Bootle 1970, 2006. NOTE: The artwork features the artist's fathers ice cream van. Chila Kumari Singh Burman, a multidisciplinary artist based in... Read More. May 8 Photographing Place... Interview by Veeranganakumari Solanki Left: Untitled, from the series Nim and Other Stories, 2012 Right: Street Scene with Bharat Stores, The Covid Triangle – for FT Magazine 2021 I completely reject this idea of holding... Read More. Apr 23 New Terrain: In... Screenshots from the art history timeline feature on Terrain.art Beth Citron is a curator and scholar who has worked extensively in the South Asian region. She is the Artistic Director for the... Read More. Mar 18 Photography beyond its... Anisha Baid Unknown photographer (USA), Child sitting on lap of ‘hidden mother’ covered in striped blanket, 1870s, tintype (collodion negative on enamelled iron sheet).Courtesy of Linda Fregni Nagler,... Read More. Mar 12 Collapsing Binaries in... Anisha Baid Man Ray, Blanche et Noire, 1926 negative print/gelatin silver photograph. Image from the cover of Negative/Positive (Routledge, 2020) by Geoffrey Batchen. This week, we had the pleasure of... Read More. Jan 22 The Art of Engagement:... In conversation with Rahaab Allana Cover of Worldly Affiliations (University of California Press, 2015) by Sonal Khullar What place does lens based media occupy in your scholarship around modernism? The four... Read More. Jan 6 “Facts of... Covers of Aspiring to Home (2012) and Unseeing Empire (2020) by Bakirathi Mani. How did your own position as part of the diaspora come to bear in the publication, Aspiring to Home,... Read More. Dec 22 Making and Unmaking... Cover of PORTAL : The Curious Account of Achintya Bose In this continuing conversation with Shan Bhattacharya around his recent book PORTAL : The Curious Account of Achintya... Read More. Dec 14 Photography and the... Excerpt from the book, PORTAL: The Curious Account of Achintya Bose, SSAF-Tulika Books, 2020 We recently spoke with Shan Bhattacharya, an artist and photographer based in Kolkata, about his... Read More. Oct 27 A History from Below:... Interview by Rahaab Allana and Anisha... Steven Deo, When We Become Our Role Models No. 2, 2004. (Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College Collection) This week we had the extraordinary opportunity of interviewing and engaging with... Read More. Oct 21 Opening up Process... Editorial A still from a video unpacking of the The Packet This week we spoke with The Packet Collective, a formation of artists from Sri Lanka, some of whom are now spread across the world. The Packet is... Read More. Oct 5 The Moment of... Rahaab Allana | Anisha Baid Screenshot from lecture Prelude to a New Black Gaze by Tina Campt at Studium Generale Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. This week we had the pleasure of being in dialogue with an author and... Read More. Sep 25 Islands of Our Bodies... Installation View from Islands of Our Bodies in the exhibition Look,Stranger! at Serendipity Arts Festival Goa, 2019. Image: Philippe Calia This week, we were delighted to be in conversation... Read More. Sep 3 Magic of Coincidence:... Anisha Baid Crowds at Expo 67', Montreal, Canada. This week, we present a video interview with writer and doctoral student Diva Gujral, around her research interests in photographic practices in... Read More. Aug 18 Potential Worlds:... Introduction: Rahaab Allana Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. The Potential History of Palestine, 2013 © Photograph: Leevetamar, 2019. Anti-colonial work should not be restricted to time and place, but is on going process that... Read More. Aug 11 Between Shows –... Text: Anisha Baid / Conversation:... We know David Campany as an eclectic curator and writer, and he has recently become Managing Director of Programs at the International Center of Photography, New York. Having engaged rigorously... Read More. Aug 1 Women and Photography... Anisha Baid We spoke with Prof. Malavika Karlekar, Editor of the Indian Journal of Gender Studies and Curator of the long running exhibition, Re-presenting Indian Women: A Visual Documentary,... Read More. Jul 21 The Home as Stage... Anisha Baid This week we spoke with author/curator Lola Mac Dougall, the Founding Director of GoaPhoto and Artistic Director of JaipurPhoto. She takes us through her journey of engagement with... Read More. Jul 14 Framing Photographic... Anisha Baid We spoke with Nathaniel Gaskell, Co-founder and Associate Director of the Museum of Art and Photography in Bangalore, about his recent publication co-authored with Diva Gujral – charting over... Read More. Jul 6 Criticality, Comfort... Anisha Baid Screenshot from a session of the FICA Virtual Reading Group What follows is an interview with Annalisa Mansukhani and Sukanya Deb from the Programming Team of the Foundation for Indian... Read More. Jun 28 ‘A Realist Alibi’... Anisha Baid Photoshop Assemblage showing vaious templates imported from Manokamana shrine and now used at the Dakshinakali shrine in Kathmandu valley. Courtesy : Christopher Pinney Photography is prophetic,... Read More. Jun 21 ‘More than... Anisha Baid The first of a two-part conversation with Prof. Christopher Pinney on his current work leading the research project – Photodemos/Citizens of Photography, at University College, London,... Read More. May 20 View India:... Anisha Baid What interests me about photography is how the camera becomes a prosthetic for the body and mind, and how each photography is a micro-archive in and of itself - Arshad Hakim (View India... Read More. Apr 30 Launch conversation:... As a part of our digital launch with Serendipity Arts Festival, we invited PIX contributors Kannagi Khanna, and Rajyashri Goody along with Sabeena Gadihoke for a conversation around domestic... Read More. Oct 6 Age of the Sene... Ravikumar Kashi interviewed by Anisha... Ravi Kashi is an artist and the author of Flexing Muscles, a publication by Reliable Copy. Years of artistic research around the vernacular culture of political banners in Bangalore... Read More. Oct 6 Collage as a Post... An Interview with Muvindu Binoy Installation View, The Holy Merchandise, Muvindu Binoy “Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, upon a plane... Read More. Jun 25 Jazz, Survival, and... Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall Pigeonhole (2019) Dodd Galleries. Installation views courtesy: Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall. When histories are imagined, are they simultaneously fictionalized? Or is fiction the voice... Read More. Jun 12 The Vintage... 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... Read More. Oct 5 Impermanence: Notes on... 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... Read More. Sep 21 The Image in the... 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... Read More. Sep 8 The New Studio Madras:... 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... Read More. Aug 25 A Perfect Shot:... 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... Read More. Aug 8 The Place of Shahidul... 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,... Read More. Jul 29 An archive as... 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... Read More. Jul 22 The S.T.A.R.S Archive... 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... Read More. Jul 16 Coming up: Chennai... 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... Read More. Jul 7 Discussing Photography... 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... Read More. Jul 2 Recounting the... 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... Read More. 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... Read More. Jun 16 Talking about FotoFest... 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... Read More. Jun 8 Talking about FotoFest... 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?... Read More. May 30 Afterimage of... 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... Read More. May 24 Afterimage of... 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... Read More. 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... Read More. May 8 Life after Ritwik... Nabarupa Bhattacharjee, documentary... Surama Ghatak at her residence in Kolkata, 2016 This piece, one of two posts, is dedicated to the memory of Surama Ghatak (14 November 1926 – 7 May 2018), wife of Ritwik Ghatak. Thamma... Read More. Apr 30 Visual archives as a... Sohail Akbar, Associate Professor at... Dr. Rehana Bashir's graduation portrait, 1953, Bashir Family Collection [Family albums’] meanings are social as well as personal – and the social influences the personal. Family... Read More. Apr 21 What colour is the... L. Somi Roy, film curator and... Maharaja Churachand Singh of Manipur and Maharani Dhanamanjuri Devi, 1905, The Imasi Foundation I don’t know how to write except from what I hear, from what I experience. I write from what I... Read More. Apr 15 In Conversation, Lukas... Artist and co-author of Photo... Large format portraits, Jamalistan Studios, 1960s “Photography as craft is what this splendid volume examines – photography at the living, bleeding intersection of culture, war, frontier and... Read More. Apr 8 Re-creating Pastness Sabeena Gadihoke, Professor at the... View of Light Works exhibition. 2017. Jitendra Arya Foundation "While the scene stills and on-the-set candid shots would be used to sell the movie, the portraits could be used to introduce a... Read More. Mar 31 Collecting family... An interview with Deepali Dewan, Dan... Installation view of The Family Camera exhibition (2017). Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum © ROM. Photo Credit: Brian Boyle, MPA, FPPO. “I am a passionate lover of the snapshot because of... Read More. Mar 14 Audacious imaginings Do the advancements in imaging technology call for a new aesthetic of photography? Today, art institutions are served with the challenge of disseminating the techniques, truths and potential... Read More. Mar 19 Myanmar’s... Long gone are the days of Myanmar’s magazine culture. In years past, editors, writers and designers would meet in teashops across Yangon, making arrangements for their latest editions. Though... Read More. Jan 17 A South Asian Identity How a motley collection of images reasserts the strength of a sub-continental ethos woven from shared cultural strands A subtle shift in the plates rocked the very heart of Patan in Nepal... Read More.