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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Vivan Sundaram Re-take of Amrita

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The exhibition Re-take of Amrita by the Indian artist Vivan Sundaram will be on display at The Crow Collection in Dallas through June 22nd, 2014.

Sundaram is one of the the most renowned contemporary Indian artists. Born in 1943 and trained at the University of Baroda , since the 1960s Sundaram has exhibited sculptures, installations, videos and photographs. With Re-Take of Amrita, he revisits his family history through photographs taken by his grandfather, Umrao Sher Gil.

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James Bond of Tamil cinema

James Bond of Tamil cinema | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Actor Jaishankar, whose 75 birth anniversary was observed recently, is remembered not just for his performances but also for his generosity, humaneness and enthusiasm.
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100 years of Indian cinema: Top 50 hand-painted Bollywood posters

100 years of Indian cinema: Top 50 hand-painted Bollywood posters | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Hand-painted posters are one of the wonders of Indian cinema. The painter does what plastic surgeons fail to.
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Holi festival week – in pictures

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The Holi festival or festival of colours is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna and marks the start of the spring season.
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Awesome Typedesign For Museum Of Tribal Heritage By Kshitij Tembe (India)

Awesome Typedesign For Museum Of Tribal Heritage By Kshitij Tembe (India) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Kshitij loves working on typography and branding and enjoys reading about design and war history. For him design is not just about aesthetics but also its pragmatic application.
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Indian Project Trains Muslim Women to be Photographers, Defies Fatwa

Indian Project Trains Muslim Women to be Photographers, Defies Fatwa | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

An educational project in India is encouraging Muslim women to take up photography, in defiance of a controversial fatwa issued earlier this year that said the practice was “unIslamic.”

Woman’s advocacy group Aawaaz-e-Niswaan — which is based in the Mumbai suburb of Kurla — has trained more than a dozen women in photography skills, going against of regional customs and, now, this particular fatwa.

 
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Indian cinema on a mission at Cannes to dispel Bollywood image

Indian cinema on a mission at Cannes to dispel Bollywood image | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Indian movie actors and a new wave of directors are on a mission at the Cannes film festival - to show that their industry, which turns 100 this year, is more than just Bollywood.

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100 years of cinema (India)

100 years of cinema (India) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

CINEMA IN India is like brushing your teeth in the morning, said Shah Rukh Khan. You can’t escape it. Our movies are ubiquitous, inseparable from our dreams and aspirations. But do the movies create those dreams and aspirations, or simply reflect them? Does art follow life, or life art? On 3 May, we mark 100 years of Indian cinema, and the celebratory film Bombay Talkies hits the screens. Two of that film’s four directors, the straight-shooting Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee, talk to Ajachi Chakrabarti about Bollywood’s uneasy relationship with gender and social issues, about the industry’s commercial obligations and its role in preserving the status quo.  - See more at: http://tehelka.com/100-yrs-of-cinema-page/#sthash.K52baXCb.dpuf

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Hooray for Bollywood: 100 years of Indian cinema

Hooray for Bollywood: 100 years of Indian cinema | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Indian film industry is the biggest and loudest on the planet. Eight hundred films are produced every year for domestic audiences of a billion-plus and a burgeoning overseas market. Although regional and independent films have always done their own thing, and brilliantly, the most prodigious sector is Bollywood, the ultimate dream factory in Mumbai.

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