Bernice Abbott once said, “Photography helps people see.” This one statement holds a lot power, as photography is nothing short of magic, where the capturing of timeless moments can ignite in the viewer, emotions and memories lost in time, without a word being said. In India, the scope for photography has always held hidden, undiscovered offerings, especially with its varying culture, heritage and topography. The photographers have always surprised the global sphere with the fantastic choice of subjects they offer viewers. Here we show you the multiple platforms and levels on which Indians are pursuing this voiceless art. From professionals, part-timers to beginners, India has become a hub for photographers, both native and International, giving birth to a ferocious artistic amalgamation.
The art of capturing in a photo story, the silent narration of a story is the most unnerving talent and very seldom would you find a visual photographer who posses the talent to achieve this. Son to well-known photographer Richard Bartholomew, Pablo Bartholomew is one such photographer. Photographing important Indian events for 40 years now, this one man has the uncanny ability to capture the layers of personality in pictures. With most of his work internationally appreciated, he has managed to become one of the most acclaimed Indian photographers of all time. Pablo photographer the aftermath of the Bhopal Gas tragedy, the assassination aftermath of Indira Gandhi, the reign of Rajiv Gandhi and the dangerous Babri Masjid demolition and its aftermath. Here is a picture from his painful and unsettling collection titled, ‘Time is the Mercy of Eternity’ capturing the lifestyle of Morphine addicts in India.
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An Indian photographer belonging to the tradition of small-format street photography, Raghubir was famous for his recording on Indian nature. An avid landscape photographer he was a self taught photographer who worked in India, but was globally acclaimed. As for Singh, colors represented the intrinsic value of Indian aesthetics, and despite having worked and observed the greats Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, he choose to work in color. Singh also published 14 books on the Ganges, Calcutta, Benares, his native Rajasthan, Grand Trunk Road, and the Hindustan Ambassador car, and his work is displayed as part of the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, amongst various others.
THE LOCAL ASPIRANTS
The Instagrammers is a global photography community bringing together individuals with a passion for photography. The community has sub-communities, located in different cities around the world. These local chapter, also in most Indian Cities looks to bring together an exciting mix of ideas from its members to offer the a curious selection on a global platform. Some amazing work has been done by IGers in India and here are a few chapters we advise you to look out for!
The local Jaipur Chapter has been very active in terms of producing some great shots for about sometime now. Managed by Admins Amit Ginani, Taruna Chanclani, the monthly meetups and walks are bringing to light some great talent. They recently conducted an InstaMeetUp with the Jodhpur Chapter, here’s a peek!
InterCityInstaMeet2015Gionee Instagramers Jaipur presents #InterCityInstaMeet2015 Instagramers Jaipur & Instagramers Jodhpur organized first #InterCityMeet state meet.From Jaipur 20 enthusiastic photographers participated in Instameet and from Jodhpur more than 70 Instagramers participated in Instameet. Explored Jodhpur streets and heritage of Jodhpur, visited Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Palace.Thanks to all Participant who took part actively and passively, hope to receive more cooperation in the near Future.Thanks to #ContourIndia, #GioneeIndia for the Support.Keep Clicking, Learning and Sharing.Enjoy !!!Stay Connected for more Updates.Regards#TeamIGersJaipur#WWIM #WWIM8 #WWIM9 #WWIM10 #WWIM11 #WWIM12 #Instagram #Jaipuir #Tags #IGersJaipur #WWIM11Jaipur #InstameetJaipur #ClickJaipurClick #GioneeShutterBugs #JaipurInstameet #JaipurIGers #PlanetJaipur #Rajasthan #India #Jaipur #Delhi #GOA #Spain #Vasco #Video #Igers #Instagram #WHP #JaipurInstameets #Delhi #London #England #Australia
Posted by Instagramers Jaipur on Thursday, July 16, 2015
Also here are some of the pictures from their page,
Posted by Instagramers Jaipur on Friday, July 24, 2015
Similar to the Jaipur Chapter, the Ahmedabad Chapter is an active and vibrant space to look up every now and then. With similar meetups and intercity events, the group is supporting local photographers. Managed by Aersh Ahmed, the page had individuals which show tremendous promise, regardless of the fact that this is a weekend, part-time passion they pursue. Here is one amazing shot from the group’s album,