What to catch at Delhi Photo Festival 2015


What to catch at Delhi Photo Festival 2015

We picked the most innovative, interesting and just plain cool exhibitions

By Simran Bhalla  September 30th, 2015

Humanae
This series, by Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass, matches the skin tones of human beings to Pantone shades – she calls it a “chromatic inventory.” Her project aims to diversify homogenous conceptions of race and colour, while simultaneously demonstrating commonalities among different people.

In The Bag For North
Italian photographer Emanuele Satolli spent his time in Guatemala documenting undocumented immigrants who were planning to make a new life in the United States, traveling through Mexico to get there. With limited resources and space, they couldn’t take much: Satolli’s series focuses on what they chose. His exhibition reminds us of the sacrifices that migrants and refugees make when leaving their home countries.

Swedish Dads
Sweden offers the highest number of paid leave days for new fathers (sixty of which are mandatory). When his own child was born, Johan Bävman discovered that most men don’t take advantage of this social policy, and that there were no guides for him as there were for new mothers – visual or otherwise. His series captures the bonding between fathers and their young children, deconstruction stereotypes of what good parenting should look like.

Bangladesh – A Brutal Birth
This series from veteran Indian photojournalist Kishor Parekh (who died in 1982) was published in a book that the government commissioned copies of to raise awareness about the war. The harrowing, intimate, and emotional images represent war photography at their best, capturing the bloody beginnings of a new nation.

The Album
In this series, renowned photographer Raghu Rai lifts the lens on his friends, family, and home life. The photos are from his private collection, and provide an intimate look at the former Magnum photographer’s everyday, off-duty images.

Delhi Photo Festival 2015 is on from October 30 to November 8 at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi Tel: 011 2338 3895. Delhiphotofestival.com