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.
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.
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.
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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