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Summer Soirée

Summer evenings exude a feeling of breezy playfulness, they drink in the afternoon, turning the heat to a sublime coolness. In a show that entailed photography and paintings, plentiful conversations thrived at Art Explore on the 25th and 26th May […]

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Munem Wasif

Jomin O Joban is an eclectic series of photographs that come together to resonate the socio-political ethos of a land that has taken various shades of meanings and significance. Photographs of exposed, dug out earth show stories of border skirmishes, […]

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Paris Photo

There are two things that are unique about a photograph: one, that it reproduces to infinity that which has occurred only once existentially, and two, it is a pictorial antiphon of “look”, “see”, “here it is” which is embedded in […]

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Sooni Taraporevala

Tell us about the show, and what according to you is unique? The show has 90 B&W photographs of the city that span from 1977 to the present day. It’s unique only because each photographer’s viewpoint and experiences are unique. […]

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Book Review: Home in the City

Sooni Taraporevala is famously known for her photography, screenwriting, and film-making. Harper Collins has published a book full of Sooni’s photographs that capture the very zeitgeist of Bombay that slowly turns into Mumbai, and her own journey in photography. The […]

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The Cinema Travellers

Tucked in the green lanes of Vasant Kunj suburbs that are dotted with farmhouses, Galleryske and Photoink are comfortably ensconced amidst the pleasant foliage. Photoink and Galleryske have collaborated to bring out this particular show which exhibits colored photographs by […]

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Sohrab Hura

There is something eerily beautiful and poignant about the photographs by Sohrab Hura displayed in the exhibition titled, “Sweet Life” in Experimenter gallery, Kolkata. These photographs paradoxically straddle austerity as well as a plethora of emotions that leaves us to […]

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Laura El-Tantawy

In the Shadow of the Pyramids documents Egyptian photographer Laura El-Tantawy’s intensely personal nine-year journey and entrenched reportage surrounding the events of Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Venue: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House. On till the 20th of September.

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Arts4All

Arts4All, A4A is a self-sustaining not-for-profit foundation based in New Delhi. Monumenta is curated by Ravi Dhingra Visit: http://arts4all.in for more info.

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Karan Kapoor: Time & Tide

Photographs from another time, surface after two decades of being hidden away in a personal collection. It has the effect of a time machine, when one looks back on a bygone era. Many do not know Karan Kapoor as a […]

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Feminine gaze

The Alliance Francaise basement Galerie Romain Rolland seemed a calm enclosure away from the searing heat outside. The space is meditative and vast, where spending time with each picture internalizes the labor each woman photographer put into conceptualizing them. They […]

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Jignam

A Lhasa based “street photographer“. Making images of India using an old Rolleiflex.  “No politics please”, “no politics”,  he said.  We assured him that the images were being taken for an online art magazine.  He wasn’t convinced.

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Let’s get physical

It is a photography show, which is why I found it interesting when people compared the photographs to paintings.  Viewers spoke of colour, texture and rendering of the photograph and were glad that they attended the show rather than just […]

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Appreciating photography as fine art

The distinction between Fine Art Photography and documentary photography is a very thin one. Some of the great photographers in India, like Raghu Rai, Dayanita Singh and Pablow Bartholomew began their careers as photo-journalists capturing some of their best frames […]

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‘Goodbye Padmini’

‘Goodbye Padmini’ is Photographer Aparna Jayakumar’s solo exhibition at Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami. Aparna brings a bit of Mumbai, the city where she grew up to the US. When I first set eyes on Aparna Jayakumar’s photographs, that were put […]

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Frames from the past

India’s only woman prime minister was a natural in front of the camera. She never posed for a photograph and yet, lens men have captured the most iconic moments of her life, as if it was a posed photoshoot. She […]

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