What does ‘ASPIRE’ mean to you?

From Prashant Panjiar ~

For me the theme of the Delhi Photo Festival 2015, ASPIRE, is a complex one. It brings to mind questions of ambition and how to measure success. Whatever our individual conscience may say, are we collectively being driven by an idea of aspiration as one linked only with economic well being?

If I were allowed to submit (as one of the Creative Director’s of the Festival I can’t!) I would have looked at my Pan India work –
Here is a photo from that series.

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Since the very beginning, the Nazar Photography Monographs has received enormous support from our community of photo-practitioners, artists, writers, thinkers, fellow travellers, friends and family. The first title was made possible entirely by patron donations from this same community. We hope to sustain this initiative now primarily through sales of the books while continuing with patron donations, when required.

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Nazar Photography Monographs 02
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Adil Hasan is a photographer based in New Delhi.
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On Tour

Select exhibitions of Delhi Photo Festival 2013 get an extended life

Bringing a festival to a close, taking down the exhibitions is always a sad task for us. Prints that are not claimed by their authors need to be destroyed – heartbreaking, because the same team that dedicated their time to getting the prints made just right is responsible for destroying them. This time, happily, things turned out a bit different for us at the Delhi Photo Festival 2013.

The interest in the exhibitions was so high that we were inundated with requests to travel many of the shows. And after consultations with the individual photographers, we are happy to report that selected exhibitions from the Delhi Photo Festival 2013 are now travelling.

To begin with, soon after the festival came to an end, the Italian Cultural Center and Instituto Cervantes asked for 3 of the works to be displayed at their cultural premises in New Delhi. The Italian Cultural Center is currently showing The Animals by Giacomo Brunelli in their front lawns. Instituto Cervantes is showing Admissions Ward 2011 by Flavia Schuster in the basement gallery and Future Plan by Alvaro Laiz & David Rengel (ANHUA) in the entrance lobby. Flavia Schuster hails from Argentina and Alvaro Laiz & David Rengel from Spain, both falling under the ambit of the Spanish speaking countries that Cervantes covers. The Italian Cultural Center and Instituto Cervantes hosted partner exhibitions in their respective premises during the Delhi Photo Festival. By mounting these exhibitions for a limited period of time, they helped in extending the life of these shows and opened up the possibility of their being seen by an entirely different set of people. All the prints in these shows, whether as light-boxes, vinyl prints or flex, are being reused after being thoroughly cleaned by the team. It is perhaps interesting to note that Schuster’s show, which was initially designed for an outdoor structure, is now being mounted in a white-cube space like an indoor gallery, thus acquiring a different dimension and impact.

Next, 18 exhibitions (listed below) from the Delhi Photo Festival 2013 will travel to Art Chennai (8-16 Feb 2014) to be shown in an exciting new outdoor space. Immediately after that they will move to Pondicherry for Pondy ART, again to be shown in a public space.

Absent Husband by Chun Hua Catherine Dong

Admissions Ward by Flavia Schuster [TM4]

Biography of Cancer by Jason Sangik Noh

Bollywood Dreams by Jonathan Torgonvik

Close Distance by Jannatul Mawa

Dhanushkodi by Rajiv Kumar

Future Plan by Alvaro Laiz & David Rengel (ANHUA)

I am Georgia by Dina Oganova

Important Things are Said Softly by Myriam Meloni

Mad on Stars by Nathan G.

Phantom Lady or Kismet (1996-98), A Photoromance by Pushpamala N.

Ram aur Shyam by Kannagi Khanna

Relationships by Arnold Reinisch

Romania by Tamas Dezso

The Animals by Giacomo Brunelli

The Fourth Wall by Max Pinckers

The Pink Choice by Maika Elaln/ MoST Artists

The Yellow River by Zhang Kechun / MoST Artists

So if you missed any of these shows, now you know where you can catch them again!

Wishing all a very Happy New Year.

~ Tanvi Mishra

Future Plan  by Alvaro Laiz & David Rengel (ANHUA)

Future Plan by Alvaro Laiz & David Rengel (ANHUA) currently on view at Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi

The Animals by Giacomo Brunelli

The Animals by Giacomo Brunelli currently on view at the Italian Cultural Center, New Delhi

Admissions Ward by Flavia Schuster

Admissions Ward by Flavia Schuster currently on view at Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi

Thank you!

The 2013 edition of the Delhi Photo Festival has come to an end! A big thank you to our team for working tirelessly to make it happen, to our sponsors without whom the festival would not have been possible, to all the photographers who participated, lectured and taught, and to all of you who visited and made it an extremely memorable one! 

Last but not the least – a BIG thank you to Prashant Panjiar and Dinesh Khanna for their vision and dedication.

See you in 2015!