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Roger Ballen
The Theatre of Apparitions

Preview: March 25, 2017, 7 - 9 pm

On view until May 6, 2017

Artists:
Pablo Bartholomew
Richard Bartholomew
Madan Mahatta
Sadanand Menon
Ram Rahman
Ketaki Sheth
Sooni Taraporevala

curated by Devika Daulet-Singh in collaboration with PHOTOINK

Preview on March 9, 2017 from 7 pm onwards
Exhibition on view until April 22, 2017

Venue: 
Chemould Prescott Road
Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor
G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort
Mumbai 400001

Rajesh Vora
Everyday Baroque

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jawahar Nehru Marg, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Exhibition dates: February 25 - March 5, 2017

Exhibition Dates: February 2 - 5, 2017

Venue:
NSIC Exhibition Grounds
Okhla Industrial Estate
New Delhi, India

Exhibiting Artists:
Roger Ballen
Pablo Bartholomew
Richard Bartholomew
Farrokh Chothia
Prabuddha Dasgupta
Srinath Iswaran
Dileep Prakash
Ketaki Sheth

Some Portraits
Pablo Bartholomew
Richard Bartholomew
Madan Mahatta
Sadanand Menon
Ram Rahman
Ketaki Sheth
Sooni Taraporevala

December 18, 2016 - January 14, 2017

Nothing is More Real Than Nothing
ROGER BALLEN

Preview: November 4, 2016 at 7 PM 
On view: November 5 - December 20, 2016
Venue: Sunaparanata, Goa Centre for the Arts
              63/C-8, Near Army House, Althinho
              Panjim, Goa 403001
              Tel: (0832) 2421311

Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday: 11am - 7 pm
                           Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

PHOTOINK & GALLERYSKE

These are a few of our favourite works

- Roger Ballen
- Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya
- Dia Mehta Bhupal
- Kanu Gandhi
- Madan Mahatta
- Prabhavathi Meppayil
- Sudarshan Shetty
- Navin Thomas
- Avinash Veeraraghavan

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

RANDHIR SINGH AND RAJESH VORA AT PONDY PHOTO 2016

Opening Reception: August 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm
On view: August 27 - September 11, 2016 between 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Venue: de Puducherry, 37 Rue Dumas, Puducherry


Randhir Singh (b.1975) is an architectural photographer based in New Delhi, India. He studied architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in 1999. He moved to New York City and over the next 15 years, worked with many well known, award winning design firms. It was during this time that Randhir began to photograph professionally building on his many years of design practice. His background in architecture and design has been invaluable in understanding buildings and space. Over the last few years, he has worked with a wide range of architects, developers and hotels and was recently awarded Best Interior Photography at the Trends Awards in Mumbai. He recently collaborated with Seher Shah on her exhibition, The Lightness of Mass currently on view at Green Art Gallery, Dubai. He lives and works in New Delhi. 


Rajesh Vora (b.1954) began his career in Visual Communications and has been photographing for over 25 years. A deep-rooted interest in the environment and disappearing habitats has influenced his photographic practice. Vora worked as a photographer with COLORS magazine for over 15 years and often contributed as a researcher and writer. His concern with urban issues led to myriad collaborations and projects with architects, environmentalists and filmmakers espousing critical views on the social, cultural and political situation in India. The exhibitioin , Everyday Barowq was fierst exhibited at PHOTOINK in February. Group exhibitions include Public Places, Private Spaces: Contemporary Photography and Video Art in India, Newark Museum, USA (2008) and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA (2009); Bombay Maximum City at Lille 3000 in France (2006); Another Asia, Noorderlict Photo Festival, The Netherlands (2006); FOTONOVIEMBRE 2005, International Photography Biennale, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain; Middleage Spread: Imaging India 1947-2004 (2004). He lives and works in Mumbai. 

Everyday Baroque by Rajesh Vora

On view until May 21, 2016
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Date: February 3, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Venue: PHOTOINK

PHOTOINK is pleased to host a lecture by Thomas Seelig, co-director, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland on Exhibiting Photography Today in collaboration with Pro Helvetia New Delhi - Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi.

'Exhibiting Photography Today' - In 2015 Fotomuseum Winterthur launched a new exhibition format titled SITUATIONS, which allows to react more quickly to developments within photographic culture. The role of SITUATIONS is to define Fotomuseums vision of what photography is becoming, at the same time offering an innovative integration of the physical exhibition space and virtual forum.

Thomas Seelig (*1964 Cologne) studied Visual Communication at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld, followed by a curatorial study program at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht/NL. He joined the Fotomuseum Winterthur team in 2003 as collection curator. Since 2013 Seelig is co-directing the museum with Duncan Forbes and realized group- and thematic exhibitions like “The Ecstasy of Things” (2004), “Research and Invention” (2007), “Karaoke” (2009) as well as “Concrete – Architecture and Photography” (2013). Next to monographic exhibitions on James Welling, Yann Mingard, Peter Piller and Taiyo Onorato&Nico Krebs he co-curated the retrospective of “Mark Morrisroe” together with Beatrix Ruf. Most recently the museum introduced the innovative exhibition and display format 

The artist book, 'This World of Dew' by A.H. Bano and Chandan Gomes, will be released by Roger Ballen at PHOTOINK.
 
Date: October 29, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
 
'This World of Dew' is a soliloquy on loss and remembrance — a young child’s yearning for the mountains and a photographer’s search for that child, whose nameless drawing book he found abandoned in a hospice. This is a story about that journey.
 
The book will be available at a special price of INR 500 during the Delhi Photo Festival.
About the Artist
Chandan Gomes (b.1987) read Philosophy at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He is the recipient of the 2011 India Habitat Centre Fellowship for Photography. In 2013 he was awarded the Oslo University College Scholarship to participate and present his work at Chobi Mela VII (Dhaka, Bangladesh) and the Neel Dongre Award in Photography. He was awarded the Foto Visura Spotlight Grant (2014) for the making of an artist book, This World of Dew.
 
Chandan’s photographs have been included in several group exhibitions including Foto Visura Spotlight at Brisbane Power House Arts, Brisbane, Australia (2014); Carnival of Dissent at Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi (2014), at the Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi (2013); Sarai Reader 09: Episode 3, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon (2013); Apna Ghar, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2012), Trespass, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi (2012). 
 
Chandan lives in New Delhi and teaches at the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communications, Delhi.

Roger Ballen: Works 1995 - 2015

On view:  October 29, 2015 - February 01, 2016
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Promise of Beauty by Chandan Gomes
An artist book by A.H. Bano and C. Gomes

On view:  September 25 - October 17, 2015
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

After Party by Dhruv Malhotra

On view June 25 - September 15, 2015
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent by Ketaki Sheth

Venue: National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Place, London WC2H OHE | Room no. 33 | Free Entrance
Dates: April 13 - August 31, 2015

Gallery hours:
Mon - Wed: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu - Fri:     10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat - Sun:    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Afterimage by Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya

On view April 3 - June 6, 2015
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Four years after Through a Lens, Darkly, Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya return to the material from National Instruments Ltd, photographed in 2009, in their current exhibition Afterimage. While the earlier work was largely “documentary” with some rare leaps into fantasy, the new exhibition shifts focus and looks at ruin, transience and memory in a more conceptual, often poetic way. Through a Lens, Darkly was as much about the demise of a public sector enterprise from the Nehruvian era as it was about photography. Afterimage takes the latter imperative further, opening a penumbral zone between images made and found, negative and positive, analogue and digital, painterly and photographic, abstract and figurative, still and moving. It is also about traces, both physical (abrasions and marks on objects) and metaphorical as in the stain an object leaves in the eye to form an afterimage consequent to its disappearance. Afterimage is about residues, about what remains when the document exhausts itself, when both the place and its record have become memory.

BIOGRAPHY Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya are based in Kolkata and work together across a range of media including photography, video, animation and text. Mitra studied English Literature in Presidency College and the University of Calcutta, and holds a doctoral degree in Cultural Studies from the English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad. After completing a Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, Bhattacharya went on to study Cinematography from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata. They received the Skoda Breakthrough Artist Award, 2011 for their debut solo exhibition, Through a Lens, Darkly at Photoink, New Delhi, 2010-2011. Their photographic work has been shown in the Thessaloniki Photobiennale, Greece and the Singapore International Photography Festival, and their videos have been screened in public spaces worldwide in the Art By Chance festival, Crosstalk Video Art Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Their most recent shows include Palimpsest, Mumbai Art Room, 2013 and Bright Noise, Art Chennai 2014. Their work is part of the current exhibition, Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India in the San Jose Museum of Art (on view till August 2015) and Ulrich Museum of Art, USA 2015 (September – December 2015). Currently, they are working on a new photographic project as a finalist of the GD4PhotoArt Award, Bologna, Italy, which will be part of an exhibition curated by Urs Stahel at the MAST Museum, Bologna, Italy in October 2015. The exhibition coincides with and is part of the FotoIndustria biennale.
 

PHOTOINK is participating at the India Art Fair 2015 with a 40 works on view by 7 Artists. 

Exhibition Dates: January 29 - February 1, 2015

Venue:                
NSIC Exhibition Grounds
Okhla Industrial Estate
New Delhi, India

Artists:
Chandan Gomes
Dhruv Malhotra
Ketaki Sheth
Madan Mahatta
Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya
Raghu Rai
Srinath Iswaran

PHOTOINK is opening to the public from April 3, 2015 with an exhibition titled, AFTERIMAGE by Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya. This is the second solo exhibition by the duo at PHOTOINK.

Photoink is very pleased to congratulate Pablo Bartholomew on his being conferred the Padma Shri for a distinguished career as a photographer. The award ceremony took place at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, on Friday, 5 April 2013. Pablo Bartholomew is the sixth photographer to receive a Padma award. Previous recipients include Sunil Janah (Padma Bhushan, 2012 and Padma Shri, 1972), Homai Vyarawalla (Padma Vibhushan, 2011), Raghubir Singh (Padma Shri, 1983), T.S. Satyan (Padma Shri, 1977) and Raghu Rai (Padma Shri, 1972).
 
Born in 1955, Pablo Bartholomew is a self-taught documentary photographer. In 1975, he was awarded the first prize by World Press Photo for his series on morphine addicts. In 1984 he won the World Press Photo ‘Picture of the Year’ award for his iconic photograph from the Bhopal gas tragedy. As a photojournalist, he has documented societies in conflict and transition for over twenty years and his photographs have been widely published in international magazines across the world.
 
Pablo Bartholomew’s eponymous exhibition, Outside In - A Tale of Three Cities: 70s and 80s, drawn from early photographs of his inner world of friends and family was presented at the prestigious 2007 Les Rencontres d’Arles festival in France and thereafter was exhibited at the National Museum, New Delhi (2008) and the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (2008). This exhibition has since travelled to Bodhi Art, New York (2008), The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata (2010), Fishbar, London (2011), Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia (2012) and Chobimela, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2013). Another seminal exhibition from the same period, Chronicles of a Past Life – Bombay (1970s – 1980s) was presented at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (2011) and Photoink, New Delhi (2012). This exhibition traces Bartholomew’s association with Bombay, its people, known and unknown. To complete the trilogy of photographs from the 70s and 80s, Bartholomew excavated another set of evocative photographs, The Calcutta Diaries, which were exhibited at Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi (2013). This exhibition included photographs from the film set of Satyajit Ray’s film, Shatranj ke Khiladi (1976), the streets of Calcutta and of the Chinese community based in the Tangra and Dhapa.
 
Pablo Bartholomew lives in Delhi.

A Certain Grace, The Sidi: Indians of African Descent
Photographs by Ketaki Sheth

Photoink is delighted to announce the release of A Certain Grace, The Sidi: Indians of African Descent by Ketaki Sheth, one of India’s most well known contemporary photographers. Her photographs span a period of 6 years (2006 - 2011), during which time she traveled to Sidi villages in Gujarat and Karnataka and also photographed Sidi families in Hyderabad and Mumbai. The book is a sensitive and nuanced portrayal of the Indian African community and includes 75 tritone photographs. The book also includes an introduction by Mahmood Mamdani, professor and executive director of Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, as well as the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University, New York. The afterword is by Rory Bester, who is a scholar, a curator and head of history of art at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg.
 
Comments about the book
 
Ketaki Sheth is one of India’s best contemporary photographers. She has an unerring eye for the affective detail, an enviable instinct for visual rhythms, and, as the title of this book has it, ‘a certain grace.’ She draws us into the lives of others in such a humane way that we come to understand that they are not so other after all.
Teju Cole
Writer, photographer, art historian
 
The African diaspora in India is a story that is on its face social and political, but in Sheth’s hands, also deeply human. These are pictures that move, that get under the skin, and demand to be viewed again and again. The ‘grace’ of the title refers to the people within; it applies equally well to the artist herself.
Phillip Prodger
Head of Photographs
National Portrait Gallery, London
 
Without the burden of reference and recognition that can come with landscape, Sheth navigates senses of identity that are not so much in faces and expressions as in the approximation of self. Amongst trees, in a doorway, around a shrine, figures navigate their immediate worlds.
Rory Bester
Head, History of Art
Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg