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Interview | Artist Hajra Waheed On “Sea Change”, her India Debut Solo

Interview | Artist Hajra Waheed On “Sea Change”, her India Debut Solo | Photography Now | Scoop.it

"As children, most of us spent a large amount of time getting acquainted with our imagined realities. We developed grand vocabularies around these alternate places and people and narratives, and at times, even invited our friends in to explore these intimate spaces with us. I suppose in some ways I never stopped developing stories from that very place. Of course, my narratives have matured (at least I would hope so!) and are deeply influenced by my many lived experiences traversing borders, or rather, living among them. So many of us who live along these lines (either by choice or force) do go missing or disappear at times, just to re-emerge later. I am fascinated by those who — yes, dare to journey across the borders they once built for themselves. It takes courage to do so, to leave what you know in order to better understand what you don’t. “Sea Change” begins to explore the narratives around this very migration — one that is as much physical as it is psychological and/or emotional."

 

Work by Hajra Waheed
Interview by Rosalyn D'Mello | ArtInfo 


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khicṛī's curator insight, January 19, 2013 1:02 AM

A show not to be missed, at Kolkata's Experimenter's Gallery

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Porfolio | Bharat Sikka, 'A Matter of Fashion'

Porfolio | Bharat Sikka,  'A Matter of Fashion' | Photography Now | Scoop.it

"In his personal work, Bharat Sikka offers a unique brand of fashion photography, a kind of “fashion reporting” where the environment takes center stage and the model must instead adapt to it. Its beauty is one of contrast, between two worlds that join in the sensuality of being."

Images By Bharat Sikka, Article by Séverine Morel on LaLettreDeLaPhotographie


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Interview | Shahidul Alam, "The Empty Frame"

Interview | Shahidul Alam, "The Empty Frame" | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In the world of photography, Shahidul Alam needs no introduction. He started as a photographer of children, and went on to make a substantial contribution to the medium and its practice not just in his country, Bangladesh, but in the Subcontinent. He set up a photography school, Pathshala, in conjunction with the World Press Photo educational initiative. And he was instrumental in starting Asia’s very first photo festival, Chobi Mela, which attracts the world’s top professionals. In this conversation, he tells Open why the Indian photography movement lags others’, and how Bangladeshi photographers have finally quit cloning his work.

Photograph and Interview by Ronny Sen | Open Magazine
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In is introduction to the article he curated, khicṛī's talks about the importance of visual literacy in India, and that made me think about the situation in Portugal, where the problems are somehow similar to the ones described in the article.

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khicṛī's curator insight, December 19, 2012 12:51 AM

Very Interesting article in which Shahidul Alam point out the importance of visual literacy, not only for photographers, but also for the professionals who surround them : " We do not have writers on photography at all, we don’t have good curators, we don’t have picture researchers, we don’t have good photo editors, we don’t have good agencies, agents for photographers. These all have to be in place for the medium and for the professional industry to be robust, sustainable and creatively vibrant."