INDIA IN PHOTOBOOK Posts

Pageants of the Raj: The Workforce (Catalogue) By Devangana Kumar The Work Force: A self – taught artist Devangana Kumar’s work is representative of her exploration of Indian visual culture over several years. She experiments with scale, pigments, and production techniques to displace stereotypical portraits…

Bioscope: Scenes from an Eventful Life By Ram Rahman The photography of Ram Rahman can easily be said to fall predominantly into two categories: portraits and urban landscapes. Of the portraits, both posed and spontaneous, surely the more prominent are those of artists, socialites and…

Access to Life By Jim Goldberg Supported by The Global Fund on the ground, eight Magnum photographers – Jonas Bendiksen, Jim Goldberg, Alex Majoli, Steve McCurry, Paolo Pellegrin, Gilles Peress, Eli Reed, and Larry Towell – embraced the responsibility to visualize the external aspects of…

Home.Street.Home. Is a first monograph by Vicky Roy. The book is a little like his own adventurous journey as a street kid. His connection with the roads and pavements of Delhi and his survival to choice, portraits of his fellow travellers, a mirror of his…

This collection of large, vibrant photographs of Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, India, effectively promotes awareness of their plight. In the introduction, the Dalai Lama asserts Tibet’s rightful independence, suggesting that the country be transformed to a “peace sanctuary” for people of all nations. British journalist…

Herself a Parsi, Sooni Taraporevala has documented her own community which resulted in an ethnographic portrait, Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India: A Photographic Journey. A rich compilation of photographs and text captures the lives, culture, and community of the Parsis, a religious and ethnic minority of…

King Commoner Citizen is a collection of photographs that blends the somewhat incongruous contemporary lives of erstwhile Indian princes with the incredibly diverse, layered, euphoric, despairing, paradoxical existence of the common Indian. Panjiar’s study is careful; he accords to king and commoner alike a quiet…