This is for those who are equally captivated by the camera and our country. International photo agency Magnum Photos and Tasveer Art have collaborated to put together a group show exhibiting photographs of India. The show comprises seven photographs each by the eight participating photographers.
“There are a total of 56 photos that are presented in the show, and each picture has a story to tell,” emphasises Abhishek Poddar, art curator and director, Tasveer Arts. The exhibit features the work of photographers Werner Bischoff, Ferdinando Scianna, Olivia Arthur, Steve McCurry, Marilyn Silverstone, Bruno Barbey, Abbas and Indian photographer Raghu Rai.
The images on display are those captured by these photographers from 1950 onwards. “A lot of them have shot in India. So we thought it would be a good idea to put these miscellaneous works together. All these photographers have a unique way of looking at the country. Each image tries to tell a story on its own,” adds Abhishek.
He gives examples. Photographer Marilyn for instance, had access to powerful people like the late Indira Gandhi that too at close quarters, explains Abhishek. “That was her style and her story. Everyone has their own style — the exotic India, the simple India, the Independent India,” he finishes.