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The images of 60 lensman who have been working in the realm of news photography.

art and culture Updated: Aug 13, 2010 23:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

A Maoist militant in Chhattisgarh wears his appreciation for the Sultan of Multan on his chest; a minister with a famous goatee is about to bite into an apple suspended mid-air; an erstwhile bandit queen hugs her celebrated lawyer and India’s first Prime Minister leans forward to light the cigarette of the then deputy British High Commissioner’s wife.

These arresting moments in time, and others iconic images, such as Kolkata’s hand-drawn cart and tram, are part of a show hosted by the Working News Cameramen Association. The show brings together works of 60 lensmen from across the country, who’ve been working in news photography. Nine videographers would also showcase their work.

The still photographers include Homai Vyarawalla (97) of Vadodara, the first Indian lady photojournalist and S. Paul. Both will receive lifetime achievement awards from the government on August 19.

Till August 19, Lalit Kala Academy

First Published: Aug 13, 2010 23:53 IST