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Documentary | 'Let’s do Timbaktu'

Documentary | 'Let’s do Timbaktu' | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"When Rintu and I founded our company, Black Ticket Films, one of our core focus areas was (and remains) to constantly challenge the way we tell our stories. So ‘form’ for us is as important as ‘content’. We’re constantly mixing media and using high-definition live-action, still photographs, archival video, graphics, music and text to build on our stories. Quite a few well-known film theorists and academics in India have asked us why our documentaries look so glossy, almost like advertisements – and in my response, I’ve always wondered why shouldn’t a documentary ‘look good’,” Sushmit says.

 
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FotoWala | Maharajas portrait photography in 21st century India | Sephi Bergerson Photography

FotoWala | Maharajas portrait photography in 21st century India | Sephi Bergerson Photography | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

About street photographers and alternative photographic processes in 21st century India, by Sephi Bergerson

 

"Not so long ago, street photographers using big old wooden cameras where a common sight in India. In Jaipur, right next to the wall of the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) there used to be at least ten photographers only a few years back but now there is only one left. The rest must have found some other way to make a living now that everyone has a digital camera, and only an occasional tourist would sometime be interested in these old style pictures as a memento of India..."

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Interview | Film Director Kamal Swaroop

Interview | Film Director Kamal Swaroop | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"Film director Kamal Swaroop has been involved for the last 20 years in rehabilitating the figure of Dadasaheb Phalke in diverse ingenious ways. Here, he talks to Abhay Sardesai about entering the portals of history and communing with ghosts from the past."

Interview by Abhay Sardesai | ArtIndia 

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