Archive

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...

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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