We recognize Kolkata will flip up for whatever via Satyajit Ray. And you may check out the grasp auteur’s nonetheless frames along with the works of 250 other photographers from the City of Joy and as a long way and massive as the Far East, Africa, Europe, and South America at the inaugural version of the Kolkata International Photography Festival. From 28 February until 6 March, venues across the city will host photo exhibitions, discussions, and film displays.
Curated utilizing journalist and photographer Kounteya Sinha and Madhu Chandra Sen, founder of the metropolis’s famed gallery Maya Art Space, the pageant will showcase the works of masters along with Ed Kashi, Nemai Ghosh, and S. Paul in city landmarks inclusive of Victoria Memorial; the Indian Museum, Kolkata; Maya Art Space; Nandan; Harrington Street Arts Centre. Guests will also be handled to a special showing of veteran photographer Raghu Rai’s collection at the town’s iconic Durga Puja celebrations. Satyajit Ray enthusiasts can seize a glimpse of his paintings behind the still digicam and his son, director Sandip Ray’s photographs of his father at pictures at the units of movies including Joy Baba Felunath.
One of the competition’s coolest venues is the heart-broken movie theatre, Gem Palace. While it was once famous with cinema-goers before the twist of fate, in the current 12 months, it has been abandoned and is falling aside. This is in which site visitors can enjoy pageant director and curator Sinha’s Unremembered. Opening on 2 March, the experimental show will function actual humans in image frames interacting with the target audience. “Identity or the shortage of it was usually me. We, photographers, file the arena with honesty, telling tales which might be trying so difficult to cover,” Sinha says. “But how many people care about the subjects they photo? How many even want to discover their names, who they’re, where do they come from, what is their favored memory, why are their lives invisible, what is his or their worst nightmare, do they’ve people to like, or are they simply things no one notices?” Sinha calls his show a protest in opposition to invisibility. The installation for the playoff is the paintings of Susan Paul, an embellished artist well-known for his intricate and complex Durga Puja pandals.
During the six-day competition, traffic can also watch shorts by Bijoy Chowdhury, Ed Kashi, and Colette Copeland and concentrate on lectures and discussions on topics as varied as creative photography and practical techniques and alternative images. Here’s a preview of what to expect