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Karen Knorr – India Songs

Karen Knorr – India Songs | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

A series of photographs carefully crafted by Karen Knorr from Germany. She explores the past and its relation to India’s contemporary heritage sites across Rajasthan.


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Young Turks: Through the lens of Sohrab Hura

Young Turks: Through the lens of Sohrab Hura | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"I hardly take photos. For me, it is more of an excuse to just travel. I do not know how economics would have allowed me to travel the way I do. Right after school my father wanted me to do an internship in a company in Gurgoan. I think those ten days were the best thing to happen to me because I realised that I do not want to do a 9 to 5 job after that. "

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India Matters: Art and industry

India Matters: Art and industry | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
The buzz around art keeps growing, whether it's the discovery of Indian collectors by western artists and galleries as their economies sink deeper into recession, or the celebration of home grown artists by phirangi brands and auction houses.
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"Stay Serene Stay Creative" - Artist residencies in India

"Stay Serene Stay Creative" - Artist residencies in India | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"...The concept behind Shut Up at Calmshet is not unique in India. A good number of such residencies have opened in the recent years. The list includes the Bengaluru Artist Residency One (BAR1), which holds a non-profit exchange programme, Lemon Grass Hopper and Studio Verve in Ahmedabad, Gowry Art Residency in Thiruvananthapuram, Global Arts Village in New Delhi and Kala Bhavanam near Alappuzha.

These residencies are turning out to be a huge draw for artists. In March 2011, Center for Alternative Photography (Goa-CAP), located at Goa’s Calangute, hosted its first residency — a two-month-long ALTlab Photography Residency in collaboration with India Foundation for the Arts..."

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"On not being a tree" | Art Place and the Tyranny of Context, by Aveek Sen

"On not being a tree" | Art Place and the Tyranny of Context, by Aveek Sen | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"Someone should write about the international politics of contextualization, and how a great deal of serious academic work is structured by that politics. Why is it, for instance, that Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Eggleston, the Bechers or Jeff Wall is simply photography, whereas Graciela Iturbide is Mexican photography or Nobuyoshi Araki Japanese photography? I suspect that the answer to this is not only political, but also geopolitical, going back to the ancient geographical divides in post-Enlightenment European epistemology: Who is looking at whom? Who is studying whom? Who is writing about whom? Who is the subject, and who the object, of knowledge and of interpretation? What do we need to know in order to understand a Western artist? And what do we need to know in order to understand a non-Western artist? Who are ‘we’ here?"

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CHHAYA International Conference on Indian Photography

CHHAYA International Conference on Indian Photography | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

Photography Design, National Institute of Design (NID) announces the first 2-day international conference on Photography of India on 1st& 2nd February 2012. The conference, which is held in collaboration with UCA (University for the Creative Arts), ICP (International Centre of Photography) and NYU (New York University), will encompass exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and paper presentations.

 

The Conference would involve Intellectual discussions; discourse at length with contemporary Photography Practitioners, Writers, Critics, Art Historians, Curators, etc. Eminent personalities will be invited form the industry to present papers and to conduct seminars and workshops, in addition to a student’s section of Paper presentations. An Exhibition on History of Indian Photography will also be a part of this conference. 

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Tasveer Newsletter, October 2011

Tasveer Newsletter, October 2011 | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"The closing quarter of 2011 was a busy time for Tasveer, with all our six traveling exhibitions in full swing, as well as our participation at the TEDx Conference in Ahmedabad and the Delhi Photo Festival. During this time, we also established the Tasveer Foundation - a not-for-profit trust aimed at facilitating the appreciation, documentation and study of fine arts in India, including, but not limited to, photography..."

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Book of The Week : 'Photography and Anthropology' by Christopher Pinney

Book of The Week : 'Photography and Anthropology' by Christopher Pinney | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"In Photography and Anthropology, Christopher Pinney presents a provocative and readable account of the strikingly parallel histories of the two disciplines, as well as a polemical narrative and overview of the use of photography by anthropologists from the 1840s to the present. Walter Benjamin suggested that photography “make[s] the difference between technology and magic visible as a thoroughly historical variable,” and Pinney here explores photography as a divinatory practice that prompted anthropologists to capture the “primitive” lives of those they studied.

 

Early anthropology celebrated photography as a physical record, whose authority and permanence promised an escape from the lack of certainty in speech. But later anthropologists faulted photography for failing to capture movement and process. Anthropology as a practice of “being there” has thus found itself entwined in an intimate engagement with photography as metaphor for the collection of evidence.

 

Through numerous examples from the annals of anthropological photography, Photography and Anthropology examines the history of anthropology’s enchantment with photography alongside the anthropological theory of photography and documentation."

 

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Read also the review by Ram Rahman in The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/the-long-story-behind-the-image/854095/

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BlowUp | Unbox Festival

BlowUp | Unbox Festival | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

BlowUp is an initiative by the Blindboys to take art away from the ivory towers of galleries and museums and present it to the man on the street. It aims to provide a platform for photography enthusiasts at all levels of experience and expertise to present their work to a wider audience.

After having been installed in Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai, Paris, Newcastle and Siem Reap, BlowUP comes back to Delhi. BlowUp’s open street exhibition will take place on February 4th in Connaught Place. This edition of BlowUp will feature photographs from across the world.

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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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CHRONICLES OF A PAST LIFE - Bombay | Pablo Bartholomew

CHRONICLES OF A PAST LIFE - Bombay | Pablo Bartholomew | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
CHRONICLES OF A PAST LIFE - Bombay, photographs of city life and people in the 1970's and 1980's on view from 16 Jan. to 25 Feb., 2012 at Photoink, Hyundai MGF Building, Ground Floor, 1 Jhandewalan, Faiz Road, New Delhi.
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New Delhi, Young photographers of India

New Delhi, Young photographers of India | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
PIX- A Photography Quarterly is a new photography magazine edited by Rahaab Allana. The emphasis of this magazine is to look at diverse practices in contemporary photography in India.
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Indian photography exposed | La Lettre de la Photographie

Indian photography exposed | La Lettre de la Photographie | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
This is not that ! The title of this exhibition is intriguing and poses questions…. Under this title the two curators of the show, Dominique Charlet and Fabien Charuau have chosen to present this exhibition entirely devoted to Indian photography.
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'Documenting the now'

'Documenting the now' | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

Acclaimed photographers Raghu Rai and Nitin Rai, whose works were on show as part of the Father and Son exhibitions in New Delhi, open up on what makes images special.

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Exposé or exploitation?

Exposé or exploitation? | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

Here's an ethical dilemma. If a newspaper sets out to expose blatant exploitation, will it risk colluding in the very exploitation it is determined to reveal?

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An Edgy Art Haven in India Gains Momentum

An Edgy Art Haven in India Gains Momentum | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
The indie Khoj International Artists' Association was established in 1997 as a nonprofit visual arts incubator and has since grown to become one of India's most vibrant and talked-about art hubs.
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New Delhi's India Art Fair explodes this year

New Delhi's India Art Fair explodes this year | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
India Art Fair is officially one of the best attended art events in the world: How to enjoy it and New Delhi at the same time.
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Alexander Evans and Michael Robinson's curator insight, October 29, 2014 5:05 AM

The Indian Art Fair was founded by 31-year-old Neha Kirpal in 2008.

This art fair shows the work of a variety of famous arts such as Picasso, Dali, Rashid Rana and Damien Hirst. During the first three editions of the fair over 170,00 visitors show up. This makes the Indian Art Fair one of the world's most popular fairs.

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"President on beach, please shut eyes"

"President on beach, please shut eyes" | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

A photograph of President Pratibha Patil on the Goa beach surrounded by bikini-clad women and men in swimming trunks carried in newspapers today has angered officials here who summoned three photo journalists and questioned them.

Police called three local photo-journalists, who had shot Patil's pictures on the beach, and recorded their statements. Since the President is on a private visit, picture-taking was not allowed, police said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Umesh Gaonkar said that taking pictures of the President was strictly prohibited as she was on a private visit.

But the police action has angered the photo-journalists here. The state-level union of photojournalists called it harassment.

"The photo-journalists were just doing their job. They were nowhere near the President. The pictures were taken with 400 mm zoom lenses," Rajtilak Naik, President, Photo-journalists' Association of Goa (PJAG) told PTI.

 

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TEDxAhmedabad - Abhishek Poddar - Rediscovering Photography

Abhishek Poddar is one of the founding partners at Tasveer, a pan-Indian gallery dedicated to the art of photography. Since it's inaugural exhibition of the ...
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RIP Homai Vyarawalla

RIP Homai Vyarawalla | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

India’s first woman photo-journalist Homai Vyarawalla died at a private hospital here this morning at the age of 98. (...)

Born on December 9, 1913 to a Parsi family, Vyarawalla grew up in Mumbai and moved to Delhi in 1942 where she photographed events leading to Independence, as an employee of the British Information Services.

She took photographs of key events that would have a decisive impact on Indian history, including a meeting where leaders voted for the June 3 plan for India’s partition.

She also photographed the first flag hoisting ceremony at Red Fort on August 15, 1947, the departure of Lord Mountbatten from India and the funerals of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in January last year.

 

(Source : PTI)

 

Link : Homai Vyarawalla, a documentary by Anik Gosh (2006)

 

 

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Photographer of the Week : Rasel Chowdhury

Photographer of the Week : Rasel Chowdhury | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"When we are ready for celebrating 400 years of Dhaka. Burigonga is fighting for flowing. Today it’s nearly dead, can’t run it’s natural way. People of Dhaka are killing River for their egoism.
In Dhaka city People are growing day by day. Boost up working places, various factories. Burigonga is the one of the most popular way to communicate with another part of the country..."

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Motherland Magazine - Current Issue On Prisons

Motherland Magazine - Current Issue On Prisons | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
Motherland is the first Indian magazine to discard stereotypical "general interest" issues and instead provide an in-depth perspective on the trends, issues and ideas emanating from contemporary Indian subculture.
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Jan Bannings : Bureaucratics | tasveeronline.com

Jan Bannings : Bureaucratics | tasveeronline.com | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"Bureaucratics is a project consisting of a book and exhibition containing 50 photographs, the product of an anarchist’s heart, a historian’s mind and an artist’s eye..."

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Intersections: Street and Studio: Popular Commercial Photography in India and Bangladesh

Intersections: Street and Studio: Popular Commercial Photography in India and Bangladesh | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

Street and Studio: Popular Commercial Photography in India and Bangladesh

Alastair McNaughton (photography)
Alec McHoul (commentary)

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Indian Raj British Indian Photography 1845-1947

Indian Raj British Indian Photography 1845-1947 | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
Photography in 19th century India and Pakistan, Raj photographs, British Indian photography, British India photos...
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