A Day in Delhi

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Le Journal de la Photographie

Weekend Portfolios

New Delhi 2013 

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Le Journal de la Photographie would like to invite you to spend a day in Delhi. Via interviews with heads of galleries, foundations, agencies and photo festivals, we’ll be introducing you to some of the most important figures in contemporary Indian photography. This special report was prepared by our India correspondent, Sybile Girault, with the help of Juliette Deschodt. So, Namaste, and welcome to India!

Photography in India, it’s everywhere you look, from the national and local press—which thrives in part due to the country’s growing literacy rate—to ad campaigns and NGOs, who depend on photographers to document their actions in the field.

Although photography was introduced in India by the British at the end of the 19th century, here the medium has yet to attain the status of an art form. The photography market is still emerging, and the number of photography venues remains small given the country’s size.

But the situation encourages the country’s few champions of photography to work all the more tirelessly, discovering new talents and precious archives while promoting the subcontinent’s photographers abroad. The subjects of today’s articles are the people fighting for the future of Indian photography.

Sybile Girault

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INTERVIEW

New Delhi 2013
Gallery Nature Morte

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Nature Morte is one of the best galleries for photography and contemporary art in Delhi. In Niti Bagh, near Gulmohar Park, we spoke with its director, Peter Nagy.

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INTERVIEW

New Delhi 2013
Tasveer

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In 2006, three friends and entrepreneurs, Abishek Poddar, Naveen Kishore, founder of Seagull Books in Calcutta, and Shalini Gupta, created Tasveer, an organization dedicated to promoting photography in India. Present in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Bangalore and Ahmadabad, Tasveer represents thir…

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INTERVIEW

New Delhi 2013
The Alkazi Foundation

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The Alkazi Foundation, situated in the quiet residential neighborhood of Greater Kailash in South Delhi, is a unique place in India. It keeps the memory of the country in the form of photographs. To learn more about the foundation’s activities and projects, I met one mild fall m…

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MAGAZINE

New Delhi 2013
Pix magazine

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What photographs taken today will represent our era in tomorrow’s archives? Rahaab Allana, the editor-in-chief of the quarterly photo magazine Pix, presented the publication in response to this question.

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INTERVIEW

New Delhi 2013
Wieden + Kennedy

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The next stop on our tour of the Indian capital is the headquarters of Wieden + Kennedy, one of the country’s most renowned advertising agencies. I met with its two directors, Mohit Jayal and V. Sunil, in their new offices near Saket mall in South Delhi.

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FESTIVAL

New Delhi 2013
Delhi Photo Festival

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For the first time in 2011, a photo festival was held in India. With director, Prashant Panjiar, we looked back on the success of the first edition, and looked forward to next edition of the festival in 2013.

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FESTIVAL

Mumbai 2013
Mumbai Focus Festival

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The first edition of the Focus Festival for photography will be held in Mumbai from March 13 to 27. Founders Matthieu Foss, Elise Foster Vander Elst and Nikola Antaki provided us with an overview of the festival.

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BOOK

Chirodeep Chaudhuri
A Village in Bengal

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For twelve years, Chirodeep Chaudhuri has returned each fall to his native village in Bengal to attend the ceremonies celebrating the worship of the Hindi goddess Durga. A Village in Bengal shows daily life in a rural village, from community meetings and religious holidays to…

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PORTFOLIO

Chandan Gomes : They are things I Call Home

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For Chandan Gomes, objects have a soul. 
In his series They are things I Cal Home, saris sing, walls speak, and Jesus watches laundry dry. With tight framing and saturated colors, this young photographer takes us into the daily life of a Christian family in India. The famil…

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PORTFOLIO

Chandan Gomes
The Promise of Beauty

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On the outskirts of Delhi, we find one of the city’s oldest landfills. Among these towering mountains of garbage, we meet herons, dogs and starving rag-pickers. In The Promise of Beauty, Chandran Gomes captures the unexpected beauty of this lunar wasteland. His disorienting photo…

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