A photo slide show is being organized by Magnum photos in association with the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation and the French Embassy, from 27th to 29th June, at the Golconda Fort.
Magnum Photos was founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger and David Seymour, four leading photographers of their era. Since then, many of the famous cooperative's photographers have worked in India, returning here regularly over the years. This exhibition uses archival images to provide an outline of the work in India - from the silent scenes of Henri Cartier-Bresson to the light and shade of Gueorgui Pinkhassov, from the classical elegance of Raghu Rai to the radical portraits of Bruce Gilden, from Martine Franck's empathetic portrayal to Carl De Keyzer's detached exploration.
Situated between the political and the poetic, these personal visions of the subcontinent embody a continuous concern with documenting the world, while challenging the way it is depicted. Down the years new members have maintained this chronicle of the crucial events of our time, of daily life and of world figures, producing in the process iconic images that have entered the collective memory.
Asserting their dual identity as witnesses and artists, they transcended the divisions between the press and art. The cooperative now includes some 60 active photographers, all members of equal standing, and represents over 20 others. 4 offices in Paris, New York, London and Tokyo, together with a network of 15 agents in Europe, are constantly on the lookout for new ways of distributing and promoting their work.
The entry charges are Rs. 50. Please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0736 for further details.