Delhi Photo Festival 2013

Ipshita Sen of Saffronart shares a note about the upcoming Delhi Photo Festival 2013.

New York: Delhi-ites, save the dates in your calendars! The Delhi Photo Festival is right around the corner, enticing photographers, collectors and enthusiasts alike. With a week full of learning, showcasing new work, voicing young collectives as well as instigating interactions between artists and shutterbugs.

Delhi Photo Festival 2013 Poster. Image Credit:

Delhi Photo Festival 2013 Poster. Image Credit:

India Habitat Centre and Nazar Foundation initiated the biennale photography festival for the first time in 2011. It is curated by a creative team of photographers, namely, Prashant Panjiar, Dinesh Khanna and Dr. Alka Pande, the curator of Visual Art Gallery at the IHC. Acting as a catalyst, the festival popularizes the emergence of photography as the real democratic art form in a public space, thus making it a revolutionary step for photography in India.

‘The importance of gallerists, critics, curators, collectors, photo festivals & museums coming together to create a new and separate platform for photography’ states Dr. Alka Pande, on the festival.

Super Mamika, Sacha Goldberger. Image Credit:

Super Mamika, Sacha Goldberger. Image Credit:

As a tribute to the late Prabuddha Dasgupta, a noted fashion and fine art photographer, the 2013 festival will be centered on the theme of Grace. ‘I want to have a long string of images, held together by grace, because grace is that undefinable, non rational, non linear word that I am looking for’ said Prabuddha Dasgupta, speaking at the Delhi Photo Festival 2011.

Early Work, Prabuddha Das Gupta. Image Credit:

Early Work, Prabuddha Das Gupta. Image Credit:

The festival is not only confined to India Habitat Centre grounds, but several participating galleries across the capital. It thrives on a wealth of workshops, portfolio reviews, artists’ talks, and exhibition tours.

The festival is on from 27th September to the 11th October 2013.

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