Updated: October 22, 2015 12:00:39 am
The Piramal Art Gallery at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai will see a five-day celebration of photography, as the first-ever NCPA Photo Festival opens today. According to Mukesh Parpiani, head of photography at NCPA, the festival has been designed to break the monotony of the typical photo exhibition.
“The Piramal Art Gallery has been dedicated to photography for the last 27 years. Over time, the popularity of photography has grown. The interest in exhibitions, as well as workshops and talks, has also grown. We found that there was space for festival that included all of this,” says Parpiani.
The festival will see workshops and talks by the likes of photographers Vikram Bawa and Kevin Nunes while Better Photography editor Madhavan Pillai will do a session on portfolio review.
The event has been envisioned as a space where a photography buff can spend a whole day looking, reading, watching, listening and absorbing. Also part of the festival is an exhibition of works by photojournalists. “I planned this because I know photojournalists are too busy to find the time to exhibit their works,” says Parpiani, “I contacted about 50 photographers, and we’re exhibiting a 100 photographs in this section.”
Among the photojournalists whose works have been exhibited are The Indian Express photographers Neeraj Priyadarshi, Dilip Kagda, Kevin D’Souza, Pradip Das, Deepak Joshi, Vasant Prabhu and Amit Chakravarty.
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