Event: Convergence – Photography’s French Connections in India. On display will be photographs of India taken over two and a half centuries by Indian and French photographers.
Date and Time: March 24th,2022 (6:30 pm – OPENING) Join us for High Tea
Exhibition: March 25th to April 2nd (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm – FREE)
Venue:AmdavadniGufaKasturbhaiLalbhai Campus Opp Gujarat University campus, CEPT campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009
About the event:
At the Convergence exhibition, visitors will see photographs of India taken over two and a half centuries by Indian and French photographers. The period during which the photographs were shot ranges from the mid-nineteenth century till the 1970s. Many photographs that will be on display have never been seen in India before. Those who captured these images were fearless travelers, writers, photographers, journalists, and artists. Notable among them are Louis Rousselet, who came to India in the mid-nineteenth century, and Marc Riboud, a French journalist who traveled across Asia in the 1950s. Works by other European masters such as Denis Brihat, Paul Almahsy, and Michel Semeniako who took trips to India from the 1950s until the 1970s will also be on display.
Among the images will be a selection of 19th-century prints and negatives from the most prestigious French institutions such as the National Museum of Asiatic Arts – Guimet, Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, MuséeNicéphoreNiépce Museum, MaisonEuropéenne de la Photographie and MuséeGoupil – Ville de Bordeaux. Photographs from these institutions will be displayed in India for the first time.
For more information please visit www.ifindia.in/event/convergence-photography-exhibition
Event: A Trip to France. On display will be photographs shot by ParmanandDalwadi during his visit to France in the 1970s
Date and Time: March 25th, 2022 (6:00 pm– FREE) Join us for High Tea
Venue: Alliance Francaised’AhmedabadManekbaug, Shyamal Cross Rd, beside Food Corporation of India, Shyamal, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015
About the event:
At the A Trip to France exhibition, visitors will see 50 photographs captured by ParmanandDalwadi during his visit to France in the 1970s. ParmanandDalwadi visited France during the heyday of disco and boogie. He captured the vibrant atmosphere in that country with his Nikon F. In his photographs shines the influence of Henri Cartier Bresson; the world-renowned photojournalist whom ParmanandDalwadi accompanied during the former’s journey to Northern India in 1965.
The photographs on display will show some incongruous and unusual situations. They are replete with humor, tenderness, and authentic impressions of French society. A story accompanies every photograph. Visitors will not only be treated to images from a time when French culture was arguably at its most vivacious but also read a short story that tells more about the photographs.
For more information please visit www.ifindia.in/event/travel-to-france
Event: S. Thala. A dance performance inspired by Marguerite Duras’ novel – l’Amour
Date and Time: March 25th, 2022(8:30 pm– FREE on pre-registration by WhatsApp- +91 76000 01389)
Venue:Natarani Amphitheatre, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380013