PHOTO FEST "Photosphere" curated by art historian Dr Alka Pande > 18th February to 18th March 2019

Venue : India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road
Photosphere curator art historian Dr Alka Pande Exhibition Photographs

Time : 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Add to Calendar 18/02/2019 10:00 18/03/2019 20:00 Asia/Kolkata PHOTO FEST "Photosphere" curated by art historian Dr Alka Pande Event Page : India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY

Parallel Events : Parallel Events During Habitat Photosphere

Entry : Free

Venue : India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

Parking : Gate No. 1, 2 & 3 (Cars), Gate No. 2 (Bikes & Bicycles)
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Event Description : 
India Habitat Centre’s photo-festival titled Habitat Photosphere curated by art historian Dr Alka Pande to focus on the theme of BHU (earth) in its second edition 

Habitat Photosphere, a multi-dimensional photography festival curated by art historian Dr Alka Pande, is back in a bigger and a far-more inclusive avatar. An initiative of India Habitat Centre, and geared towards the sensitization of a sustainable environment and cultural sustainability through the medium of photography, this is the second edition of the festival and will be held at multiple venues.

The first edition of the Habitat Photosphere Festival was held in December 2016 with the theme being ‘Panchtattatvas’ i.e. earth, air, water, ether, and fire.

Says Dr Alka Pande, artistic Director, Habitat Photosphere: “Photosphere is the first biennial photo-festival in the world that brings together the spheres of photography and sustainability through a fellowship-mentorship program, which includes exhibitions, workshops, and talks, among many other interactive sessions with public. As an extension to the first edition, this year’s edition will delve deeper into the mythology of Bhu or Earth. Also, feeling the importance of widening the canvas, we have also roped in several NGOs, to make Photosphere widely accessible to differently-abled children and children with special needs. Culture is one of the three pillars of holistic preservation alongwith the environment and the economy.  Without  an  organic  and  seamless  inclusion  of  culture  and  sustainability,  we  cannot  have  a   healthy  environment  where  the  emotional  and happiness  quotients  are  not  equally  taken  care  of   in our attempt to build a better future.”

Says Sunit Tandon, Director, India Habitat Centre: “We, at the India Habitat Centre, are delighted to present another edition of our major, month-long Photosphere Festival with a new emphasis on inclusivity and cultural sustainability, along with the promotion of promising photographers and a host of exciting exhibitions and activities that will of great interest to a wide section of the public.”

The mainstay of the festival will be photography-based works by the four awardees of the Photosphere Fellowship - Juhi Saklani (New Delhi), Thulasi Kakkat (Kochi), Zishaan A. Latif (Mumbai) and Syed Adnan Ahmed (Ajmer) who have worked on various themes connected to sustainable environment and have been mentored by an eminent panel of photographers including Aditya Arya, Bandeep Singh, Parthiv Shah and Prabir Purkayastha respectively. The festival will also showcase photographic works by the mentors themselves.

Apart from the above, parallel exhibitions on the theme of sustainability by Beatrice de Fays (French artist), Miguel Angel Garcia (Spanish artist), Katja Loher (Swiss artist), John Gollings (Australian artist) will also be held. Several other workshops, talks, seminars will be held during the one-month long festival.

Speaking about the theme BHU, Dr Pande explains, “The goddess Bhu Devi has been an integral part of the mythology and stories of India, as well as its geography since the very beginning. It is by weaving the complex mythology that surrounds the elemental narrative of the Earth that we will create a structure between the four projects of our four awardees.”

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PHOTO FEST "Photosphere" curated by art historian Dr Alka Pande > 18th February to 18th March 2019 PHOTO FEST "Photosphere" curated by art historian Dr Alka Pande > 18th February to 18th March 2019 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Monday, March 18, 2019 Rating: 5

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