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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

PHOTOINK at Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai

WORKS FROM NOIDA SOLILOQUY & SLEEPERS                                     
Photographs by Dhruv Malhotra     
On view March 21 – May 4, 2013

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM. Closed on national holidays.
 

Photoink and Chatterjee & Lal are pleased to announce a gallery exchange programme that will see exhibitions in both Delhi and Mumbai this March. The two galleries have collaborated on a number of projects previously, often out of a shared interest in historic and previously overlooked material. In conjunction with the theme of the Focus Festival, Mumbai, ‘The city’, Photoink will present an exhibition, Works from Noida Soliloquy & Sleepers (2007 – 2012) by Dhruv Malhotra.

Being a chronic insomniac, Malhotra has consistently photographed the night. What sets his night photographs apart is his pointed intention to reveal what is concealed in the shadows of darkness. In Noida Soliloquy, the experience of the night is not obscured or made mysterious. Instead, the photographs made with long exposures, appear almost like day and surreal. It is in this visible darkness, that attention shifts to the anatomy of an aspiring metropolis and its in-between spaces. It was while wandering through the streets and parks of Noida that he photographed the sleeping figures he stumbled upon. The desire to continue photographing ''sleepers'' led Malhotra to travel beyond Noida. He began to seek them everywhere he went. If photographs from Noida Soliloquy were largely marked by the absence of people, Sleepers is defined by their presence. What remains constant is the pervasive silence of the night, which is what primarily attracts the photographer to make photographs at night. Photographing sleeping figures is fraught with some risk since the process employed by Malhotra necessitates mounting his camera on a tripod and making long exposures in their close vicinity. Sometimes, the sleeping figure would awaken during the process and these ''moments of waking'' have translated on film. The inherent idea of a photograph being a record of a moment is transformed into motion as a result of these long exposures. Sleepers is as a much a commentary about urban life in India as much as it is a self-reflection of a photographer, who found himself, as he says, ‘’drifting through life without purpose, waiting for an awakening of dormant potential’’.

BIOGRAPHY Dhruv Malhotra (b.1985) grew up in Jaipur. His work focuses on urban areas and cities at night and engages with issues of progress, modernity and the otherworldly. His first solo exhibition, Noida Soliloquy was held at Photoink in 2010. Photographs from his second series, Sleepers were included in a group exhibition at the Hyères Festival, France in early 2010, where he was awarded a year long residency by the School of Visual Arts, New York. Sleepers had a solo presentation at the 2010 Brighton Photo Biennial in the exhibition, New Ways of Looking, curated by Martin Parr. Photographs from Sleepers were included in the exhibition, The Matter Within at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2011) and a 3-person exhibition titled, Urban Landscapes – Indian case Studies curated by Deepak Ananth at The British School at Rome, Rome (2012).

For more information, please email Devika Daulet-Singh on gallery@photoink.net

PHOTOINK AT THE INDIA ART FAIR - 2013

Photoink and Chatterjee & Lal are galleries interested in contemporary global art practices. While Photoink is committed to photography, Chatterjee & Lal represents artists using a diverse set of media.

The two galleries have collaborated on a number of projects previously, and this has been out of a shared interest in historic and previously overlooked material. Of particular note has been the ongoing representation of the estate of the critic and photographer, Richard Bartholomew. A selection of Bartholomew's silver gelatin prints will be exhibited at the shared booth during the 2013 India Art Fair.

Photoink was established by Devika Daulet-Singh in 2001 as a photo agency and a publication design studio. In 2008, we built a gallery technically equipped to present both contemporary and vintage photographic works. Our represented artists include Roger Ballen, Richard Bartholomew, Pablo Bartholomew, Manuel Bougot, artist couple Madhuban Mitra & Manas Bhattacharya, Kapil Das, Max Kandhola, Anita Khemka, Madan Mahatta, Dhruv Malhotra, Amit Mehra, Martin Parr, Dileep Prakash, Ketaki Sheth and Vivan Sundaram. We have also exhibited renowned international photographers such as Samuel Fosso and Snowdon.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS EXHIBITED AT INDIA ART FAIR 2013

Roger Ballen, born in New York City in 1950, has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa for over thirty years. During this period he produced many series of works, which evolved from photojournalism to a unique artistic vision. Ballen worked as a mining consultant and geologist before making his name as a photographer. He has been shooting with black-and-white film for nearly fifty years and belongs to the last generation of artists that has grown up with this media. His photographs are described as disturbing psychological studies as well as powerful social statements. Ballen’s photographs have been shown in various important institutions throughout the world and are represented in museum collections such as Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Johannesburg Art Museum (South Africa), Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, USA), Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA).

Richard Bartholomew, born in Tavoy, Burma in 1926, fled his homeland as a teenager during the Japanese occupation to find his home in India in 1942 like many other refugees of that time. Besides poems and short stories, his major literary works include articles on Indian and Tibetan art, contemporary Indian art and the Indian experience, a co-authored book on M.F. Husain published in 1971 by Harry Abrams, New York, and a monograph on Krishna Reddy in 1974 by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. Bartholomew died in January 1985. An anthology of his critical writings on art titled, The Art Critic was posthumously published in 2012. A Critic’s Eye is a collection of Bartholomew’s photographs from 1950s to 1970s, which was exhibited and published in 2009 by Chatterjee & Lal, Photoink and Sepia International.

Manuel Bougot (b. 1959), a graduate of Ecole Nationale Superieur de photographie Louis Lumiere, is a Paris based photographer. In 1988, Bougot opened his studio in Paris where he executed projects as a still-life photographer for various advertising agencies and has regularly collaborated with leading publications photographing interiors, architecture and portraiture. In addition to his advertising and editorial work, Bougot’s personal interests include photographing architecture, urban spaces, interiors and an exploration of Le Corbusier’s architecture in India. His exhibition, Chandigarh: Portrait of a City was first shown at Photoink in 2012.

Dhruv Malhotra, (b. 1985) majored in Economics from Mumbai University. Being a chronic insomniac, he wanders the streets at night with his Mamiya 6 x 7 and a sturdy tripod. His work focuses on cities and urban spaces at night and engages with issues of progress, modernity and the otherworldly. His first solo exhibition, Noida Soliloquy was at Photoink in 2010. Photographs from his second series, Sleepers were included in a group exhibition at the Hyères Festival, France in early 2010, where he was awarded a year-long residency by the School of Visual Arts, New York. Sleepers was a solo presentation at the 2010 Brighton Photo Biennial in the exhibition, New Ways of Looking, curated by Martin Parr. Photographs from Sleepers were included in the exhibition, The Matter Within at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2011) and a 3-person exhibition titled, Urban Landscapes – Indian case Studies curated by Deepak Ananth at The British School at Rome, Rome (2012). It is currently on view at Photoink.

Amit Mehra, (b.1967), has been photographing for over twenty years. In addition to editorial and advertising work, Amit Mehra has specialized in architectural photography. In 2003 came the landmark opportunity to photograph Rashtrapati Bhawan for the book, Dome Over India. Recipient of the award, Best Photographer of the Year – Asia in 2009 by the Sagamihara Museum, Japan for his book, India: A Timeless Celebration, Mehra has time and again demonstrated the ease with which he traverses different genres of photography. Photographs from this series are part of the collection of the Gabbaron Foundation, Spain and the Sagamihara Museum in Japan. Photographs from Mehra’s new work, Kashmir was on view at Photoink in 2012. His book, Kashmir, was also published by Penguin in 2012.

Vivan Sundaram (b.1943) studied art in the 1960s at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University of Baroda and at the Slade School, London. He returned to India in 1970 and continued painting. In 1992 he turned to making artworks as sculpture, installation, photography and video. Sundaram has exhibited widely in India and internationally, organized artists’ workshops, curated exhibitions and done public art projects. He has exhibited in the Biennales/Triennales of Havana, Johannesburg, Kwangju, Shanghai, Brisbane, Seville, Taipei and Sharjah. He has participated in important exhibitions of Indian and international art at the Tate Modern (London), Museum of Modern Art Stiftung Ludwig (Vienna), Haus der Kunst (Munich), ZKM/Centre for Art (New York) House of World Cultures (Berlin), Galerie du Jour Agnes b. (Paris), Queens Museum of Art (New York), Tamayo Museum (Mexico City), Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane), Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth), Japan Foundation (Tokyo) amongst others.

DELHI MODERN: THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF MADAN MAHATTA, curated by Ram Rahman at Gallerie Max Mueller, Mumbai. This exhibition is part of the platform, What We Call Winter conceived by Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote and Kaiwan Mehta.

Galerie Max Mueller hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM. This exhibition is supported by Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.

Madan Mahatta (Mehta) was born in 1932 in Srinagar, Kashmir. The Mahatta studios have a distinguished history as one of the biggest and most well-known family-run studios in North India. Madan studied photography in England in the early 1950s. He joined the family’s Delhi studio upon returning to India in 1954 and introduced negative-positive colour printing for the first time in India. A prolific photographer, Madan worked across all genres — portraiture, dance, theatre as well as industrial and architectural photography. This exhibition of Madan Mahatta’s architectural photographs is the first to present some of his finest works made between the late 1950s and late 1980s. It presents a remarkable record of the building of New Delhi at the height of Nehruviam modernism. Madan worked closely with two generations of India’s best known modern architects including Achyut Kanvinde, Ajoy Choudhury, Charles Correa, Habib Rahman, Jasbir Sawhney, J.K. Chowdhury, Joseph Allen Stein, Kuldip Singh, Raj Rewal, Ram Sharma, Ranjit Sabhiki and designers Mini Boga and Riten Mozumdar. His photographs of their works are an equal part of the legacy of a great period in Indian modernism. The exhibition of these photographs is a recognition of the importance of architectural photography in the pantheon of contemporary Indian art and also a revelation of a great, largely unreocognised master in Indian photography. This exhibition was first presented at Photoink, New Delhi in April 2012.

About the curator - Ram Rahman, (b. 1955) is a photographer based in Delhi, The son of architect Habib Rahman, he grew up watching modern New Delhi being built. He earned degrees from MIT and Yale in physics, architecture, photography and design, and has been a professional architectural photographer for over thirty years. Ram has lectured on the history of contemporary Indian photography, as well as curated many exhibitions. His last one-person exhibition in Delhi was Bioscope in 2008.

View photographs from the exhibition on www.photoink.net

Installation photograph courtesy Ram Rahman.