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Still and still moving

Taking pictures of lifeless subjects may seem easy; but still life photography is a skill not every photographer can boast of acing.

art and culture Updated: Mar 09, 2013 16:39 IST
Amrutha Penumudi

Taking pictures of lifeless subjects may seem easy; but still life photography is a skill not every photographer can boast of acing. In an attempt to revive this neglected, yet challenging genre of camerawork, Glenfiddich and Tasveer gallery are presenting the works of leading photographers. Called 37 Indian Still Lifes, the exhibition will be held at Art Musings, Colaba.



“The idea was twofold. On the one hand, we thought that this genre has been a largely neglected field in contemporary Indian photography. So we wanted to take a look at how one could apply this theme. On the other hand, it was a good opportunity to put together a large group show as a kind of survey of key photographers working in the country today, and to see how the subject of the exhibition could be interpreted by different photographers,” says Nathaniel Gaskell, creative director, Tasveer.



Ask him the basis which these photographers were chosen for the show, and he says, “Many are photographers we have worked with in the past. Others were people whose work we had seen and which perfectly fit with what we were trying to communicate in the show. It’s a good opportunity to see work by a range of photographers — from young documentary photographers to established fine-art photographers — both Indian and international.”