#DPF2015 Interview: David Campany

9 questions with the keynote speaker for the Delhi Photo Festival 2015. David Campany is a writer, curator and artist who works with photography. You are a prolific writer. How do you balance your  time between writing, teaching and curatorial work? Ha. The real balance is between all those things and family life! Writing has…

#DPF2015 Exhibition: Student Category Part Two

The second part of our curtain raiser to the Delhi Photo Festival’s new category. The Other Home by Marina Paulenka Požega Penitentiary, the only female prison in Croatia, does not allow photographing or filming the inmates in a manner that would give away their identity. Marina Paulenka felt that the “forensic portraits” taken at the…

#DPF2015 Guest Post

Mahesh Bhat trips on nostalgia and photo festivals of the past. It was 1990, some of us, commercial photographers had gotten together to form an association – Advertising & Industrial Photographers Association of India (AIPA). It quickly took the shape of a pan-India group and we were the Southern chapter. It was the time of…

#DPF2015 Exhibition: Student Category Part One

We launch a new category this edition. The Delhi Photo Festival announced earlier this year that there would be a special category for students. Out of the numerous submissions, works of 13 students from all over the world have been chosen. Part one of this post highlights six of the student exhibitions. I Am From…

#DPF2015: Meet The Masters

Olivia Arthur and Philipp Ebeling are conducting the Masterclass workshop this edition. The Delhi Photo Festival 2015’s Masterclass workshop has been constructed as a three-day intensive course designed and led by Olivia Arthur (Magnum Photos) and Philipp Ebeling. The duo are photographers and co-founders of Fishbar – a photo book publisher and a cutting edge…

#DPF2015 Exhibition: Angst

Soham Gupta follows the bleakness of Calcutta nights. What is the dead of the night like for those who cannot and do not keep track of Mondays and Fridays? Those, for whom a drink is not a celebration but a means of surviving the next 24 hours? Those, who are engulfed in a foul odour…

#DPF2015 Exhibition: Contained

Verena Andrea Prenner discovers the impact of conflict on ordinary folk. In July 2002, the Government of Israel decided on the construction of a “security barrier“ between the Palestinian autonomous areas of the West Bank, and Israel. Amongst those whose livelihoods have been affected by the Wall are Palestinian taxi drivers. These Palestinians cannot cross…

#DPF2015 Exhibition: In The Bag For North

No matter how grave a tragedy, the unfortunate truth of the human brain is that it gets desensitized to similar imagery and stories over time. The storyteller’s challenge then, lies in recounting the tale in a way that would still impact the viewer. Emanuele Satolli achieves this, in his portrayal of Central American immigrants who…

#DPF2015 Exhibition: Phnom Penh Of The Future

Marylise Vigneau is witness to a city hurtling towards modernity. Cambodia’s longest serving Prime Minister, Hun Sen has for the last 25 years been the driving force behind the country’s growth and development. In April 1975, the fall of Phnom Penh took place when the US military evacuated the city paving the way for the…