Third edition of JaipurPhoto festival to highlight ‘idea of home’
Organised by Orange Cat Productions in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, Rajasthan Government, the festival will begin on February 23 at Jawahar Kala Kendra.art and culture Updated: Feb 15, 2018 14:22 IST
The third edition of the JaipurPhoto festival takes inspiration from the classic 1966 song ‘Homeward Bound’, highlighting the importance and idea of home in a person’s life.
Organised by Orange Cat Productions in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, Rajasthan Government, the festival will begin on February 23 at Jawahar Kala Kendra here.
JaipurPhoto is an international open-air photography festival held every February in the Pink City and offers a curated selection of photography exhibitions staged at various public locations across Jaipur.
“This year, both the title and theme of JaipurPhoto take their inspiration from the classic 1966 song ‘Homeward Bound’ by Simon & Garfunkel,” the organisers said. Simon and Garfunkel was an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.
“I am very excited to be here again at JaipurPhoto 2018. There is growing awareness that photography is an art practice because it often aspires to an aesthetic engagement with the viewers,” said UK-based artist and writer Aaron Schuman, who is the festival’s guest curator.
“JaipurPhoto offers a unique opportunity to hear and interact with some of the finest and most influential minds thinking about photography. For any photo enthusiast, it is an unmissable event,” Schuman said.
The programme considers the ways in which a wide variety of contemporary photographers explore, express, engage with and examine notions of ‘home’, and how one’s idea of ‘home’ is both determined and defined by people themselves and others.
The festival will continue till March 4 and offers a wide range of diverse perspectives from various photographers participating at the event, drawing audiences into the meaning and importance of home in each person’s life.
The highlight for this year is a special collateral exhibition which is to be held at the city palace by Tarq Gallery from Mumbai showcasing work by Clare Arni, a photographer based in Bangalore. Her work encompasses architecture, travel, social documentary and cultural heritage.
The event will also have a special screening of the film made by the French photo collector Christophe Prebois on a Rajasthani studio photographer Mr Chand. This year’s list of speakers includes names such as Erik Kessels, Aveek Sen, Regine Petersen, Anna Fox, Arko Datto, Jason Fulford, Terje Abusdal and Val Williams among others, the organisers said.
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