Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sunil Gupta currates an exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, 2010

Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
21 January–11 April 2010
Curated by Sunil Gupta

This is a landmark exhibition giving an inside view of how modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have been shaped through the lens of their photographers. From the earliest days of photography when the first Indian-run photographic studios were established in the 19th century, this exhibition tells the story of photography’s development in the subcontinent with over 400 works that have been uniquely brought together. It encompasses social realism and reportage of the key political moments in the 1940s, amateur snaps from the 1960s, and street photography from the 1970s. Contemporary photographs reveal the reality of everyday life, while the recent digitalisation of image making accelerates its cross-over with fashion and film.

For more information about the show, please go to Whitechapel Gallery's website at www.whitechapelgallery.org

The exhibition is organized by the Whitechapel Gallery, London, in collaboration with Fotomuseum, Winterthur.

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