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Carnivalised life and other stories of a performance  

Krispin Joseph PX Photography is the best tool to capture stillness and ideal to document history as an image. Documentary photography is more into history and documents contemporary life for historical reference.    K R Sunil, Kochi-based documentary photographer and visual artist, exhibits his works related to Chavittu Nadakam in Sea, A Boiling Vessel, opened in …

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Born on this day: Brassai, ‘The Eye of Paris’ instrumental in establishing Photography as a Fine Art

On this day, 9th of September in 1899, Gyula Halasz was born in Brasso (Brasov), Austria-Hungary (now Romania) to a Hungarian father and Armenian mother. When he was three his family relocated to Paris, where his father worked as a French literature professor at the Sorbonne university. Gyula later went on to attend the Hungarian …

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Lourdes Grobet, Mexican artist and photographer who intimately chronicled the lives of traditional wrestlers, dies at 81

Born to a Swiss-Mexican family, Lourdes Grobet was one of Mexico’s most prolific artists, with a body of work spanning more than six decades. She died last week on 15th July, at the age of 81. Though her oeuvre was wide-ranging, she was best known for her photography projects that pushed boundaries through their intimacy …

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World Art Dubai to have its largest edition from March 16: Indian Artist Ria Sharma’s work to be displayed 

    World Art Dubai (WAD), the region\’s largest contemporary retail art fair, returns for its 8th edition from 16-19 March 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre. WAD is hosting 4000+ artwork pieces from 300+ renowned galleries and solo artists, hailing from 50+ countries. It’s WAD’s largest and most diverse edition ever. WAD encourages inspired …

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\’Young Delhi\’ artists explore themes of gender, surveillance, memory and the subconscious

In a series documenting the arts practice of emerging artists, we check out what\’s happening in Delhi. Abir Pothi reports! Richa Aarya: Voicing gender challenges She remembers how she sat in a corner of her dormitory, under a dim light bulb, dabbling with water colours. This soothing exercise was her only respite as she studied …

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I walked into a gallery and saw my own face on a wall

The human face is one of the most dramatic subjects of art. Here, the author stumbles into his own face and writes his brief journey into the mysterious world of portraitures, and weird people with this obsession in these times of mobile cameras and selfie culture

My father is a huge influence on me: Parthiv Shah on Haku Shah and his own journey as a photographer

In the final part of this special story, the Pothi team talks to Parthiv Shah about the changing perspectives in the world of art. He also has simple but crucial advice for young artists. You can read the first part of this story here. As we continue our conversation with photographer Parthiv Shah, the son …

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