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Photo Essay | 'Performing Politics' by Mahesh Shantaram

Photo Essay | 'Performing Politics' by Mahesh Shantaram | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"Interested in experiencing first hand the political frenzy surrounding the sixteenth Lok Sabha elections, Mahesh Shantaram packed his bags and went on a cross country trip in March 2014, following the election trail. Mapping the charged political landscape of the country through the lens of his camera, he not only documents the spectacle of democracy, but also reveals it in its making..."

Photographs by Mahesh Shantaram
Text by Shilpa Vijayakrishnan |Tasveer

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Portfolio | Vidisha Saini, "L'image comme reflet"

Portfolio | Vidisha Saini, "L'image comme reflet" | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
Pratibimb means “reflection” in Hindi.
A reflection is the image sent back by the surface of an object or, in this case, a subject. What image of ourselves do we send back to ohters? How are we perceived by society?

 

By Sybile Girault, On La Lettre de la Photographie

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Rare Book Society of India | Indian theatrical group, Bombay (1870)

Rare Book Society of India | Indian theatrical group, Bombay (1870) | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

Photograph of a Theatrical Group in Bombay (now Mumbai) from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Bombay Presidency' by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. This was a studio portrait of a Marathi theatrical troupe, in costume, posed in front of a backdrop of a European interior. Marathi theatre has a long tradition of performance, incorporating songs and dances, and in the 18th century a popular form of folk theatre developed called Tamasha, with snatches of dance and acrobatic movements. Modern Marathi theatre originated in the mid-19th century.

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