The Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad and Le Cafe d'Art, in association with the Alliance Francaise of Ahmedabad and the French Embassy in India, are presenting an exhibition of photographs titled Spring 1970: An Indian in Paris, by Parmanand Dalwadi, from 3rd to 13th August, at Le Cafe d'Art.
The photographs by Parmanand Dalwadi are said to have the beauty and ability to stop time. The pictures tell a tale, and there is no need for captions to explain what the photographer is trying to say. Telling a tale about loneliness and a person's need for company is this exhibition of black and white photographs.
Born in Gujarat in 1940, Parmanand Dalwadi graduated in Fine Arts (painting) at the M S University, Baroda, and post graduated in visual communications at NID, Ahmedabad. He has worked at the NID at different capacities.
During his tenure at NID, he received vigorous training with Professor Christine Staub (from the Ulm School of Design, Germany). He also received a Ford Foundation scholarship to study photography in Europe, working with professionals - especially in Paris - like Henri Cartier Bresson, and in the lab of Pear Gassman (founder member of Magnum).
Dalwadi has travelled all over India several times for audio-visual photo assignments and industrial exhibitions, and also travelled to Japan, USA and other European countries for work and leisure. His wife Dr. Radium D Bhattacharya is a visiting scientist for several European countries and in Japan. Travelling has become their second hobby.
His studio is an institute by itself where many persons frequent. He has recently opened a new institute for Photography and Journalism in Ahmedabad with the Shantipratisthan Trust (Shreyansh Shah).
Please contact the Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736 for further details.