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Discovering Husain through the lens

A photography exhibition in the Capital celebrates the life of the legendary artist

art and culture Updated: Sep 23, 2012 00:44 IST
MF Husain,Art,Hindustan Times

Artists, friends and photographers of legendary artist MF Husain are paying a unique tribute to the late master on his 97th birth anniversary at an ongoing exhibition of photographs at Jamia University. Clicked by Husain’s friends and photographers, these pictures portray a strong sense of Husain’s personality and life.

Titled Imaging A Legend, the exhibition organised jointly by Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) and Jamia Millia Islamia, is curated by Niyatee Shinde and Fawzan Husain. It will be open till September 24.

Those who have contributed their images include Raghu Rai, Atul Kasbekar, Farzana Contractor, Pablo Bartholomew, Atul Dodiya and Pritish Nandy. According to the curators, Imaging A Legend is conceptualised to pay tribute to Husain’s legendary and celebrated presence on the Indian art scene. “Always nattily dressed, dramatically poised, in contemplative mood, whether reading a newspaper or sketching for autograph hunters or merely sipping tea, that Husain
presence pervades the scene is unquestionable and most of the portraits capture this. This exhibition is a tribute to his irreplaceable persona and includes his immense contribution to Indian art,” says a curator.

The images are taken by photo-journalists on assignment, by artists and creative photographers, close friends, fans, admirers, and by gallery owners as well as collectors.

Catch him here
What: Imaging A Legend, a photography exhibition
On till: September 24
Where: MF Husain Gallery, Jamia Milia Islamia

First Published: Sep 22, 2012 17:26 IST