September 30, 2016

Friday Round Up - 30 September, 2016

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up it's all about the second edition of the Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad.

Indian Photography Festival Hyderabad
(C) Dina Oganova

Spread across the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana, the Indian Photography Festival (IPF) presents a comprehensive programme. This year's festival is curated by leading Indian Photographer Amit Mehra, and features panel discussions, artists talks, workshops, open studios, book launches and portfolio reviews. 

Founder and Director of the Festival Aquin Mathews says, "We live in a world of visual clutter as millions of images are taken and uploaded into the internet every day; people should know what is good and bad photography and IPF is the best place to learn and see what is good and bad. Photography has been democratized with the advent of digital technology and mobile phone cameras and more people have access to photography and enjoy it these days. We have made the event free to the public as photography has got a wider reach."

The exhibition programme features a host of photographers including legendary Indian photojournalist Raghu Rai, as well as Prashant Panjiar, Mahesh Bhat and Swapan Parekh. The international contingent includes photojournalists Ron Haviv (VII) and Michael Robinson Chavez (Washington Post), Australian Nick Moir, and fine art photographer Claire Rosen. Plus the Asia Pacific Phonebook Archive from Melbourne will also have a range of books from the region on display.

A Selection of Key Exhibitions:

State Art Gallery: 
The Lost Rolls by Ron Haviv

The Alexia Foundation/ Aaron Vincent Elkaim's 'Where The River Runs Through: Life in the Amazon Dam Boom'

Birds of a Feather - Claire Rosen

Stories of her Own - Smita Sharma, Anushree Fadnavis & Saumya Khandelwal
(C) Anushree Fadnavis

(C) Saumya Khandelwal

Drought in Telangana - Satyanarayana Gola

Awaiting the Rain - Michael Robinson Chavez 

Fragments of a spinning rock - Kaushal Parikh

Weather - Nick Moir  

Sebastian Cortes 

Belief - Natan Divr

Selected exhibitions at various venues:

The Longing of the Others - Sandra Hoyn 

At Goethe Zentrum

Head On Landscape & Portrait Prize from Australia

(C) KristianTaylor-Wood - Portrait Winner
On show: JNAFAU, Masabtank

Dialect & Dialogue - in the bylanes of Hyderabad - a group show of 29 photographers from Hyderabad

On show: Sardar Mahal , in the lanes and by lanes of Laad Bazar around Charminar, Chowmohalla Palace

About The IPF: a Not-For-Profit initiative of Light Craft Foundation and Telangana Tourism, IPF is an international photography festival, showcasing a wide range of photography across all genres from portraits and landscape through to photojournalism to fine art by emerging and leading photographers from India and around the globe. 

For more information on the IPF programme visit the links:

SpeakersWorkshops, Programme and Exhibitions

Until 9 October
Various venues

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