Season XI launches in Bangalore with Mahesh Shantaram   


Tasveer is pleased to announce the launch of Season XI in Bangalore on the 26th of August 2016 with The African Portraits by Mahesh Shantaram. 


The African Portraits is Mahesh Shantaram’s most recent body of work that documents the lives of African students living in India in a series of intimate portraits that force viewers to look beyond stereotypes— attempting to bring the lives of these students to the conscious attention of the larger Indian public.


The exhibition will be on view at the Tasveer Gallery until 23rd September 2016. For more details and information, please visit the Exhibitions page.


Call for entries: 2017 Toto-Tasveer Award for Photography


Tasveer and Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) invite applications for its 10th annual Toto-Tasveer Award for Photography from young and budding photographers between the ages of 18 and 29.  


The Toto-Tasveer Award for Photography is one of the most important photography awards in India today and provides a platform for young artists to receive recognition for their work. It also presents an exciting opportunity to be associated with two organisations that are committed to showcasing the finest of photography – Tasveer and TFA. 


The application deadline is 15th September 2016. For more information, view the submission guidelines.


The Tasveer Journal features Ken Hermann


The Tasveer Journal takes a look at Ken Hermann’s intriguing series of portraits ‘Flower Man’ of flower sellers from the Malik Flower Market in Kolkata


Ken Hermann questions conventional ideas of masculinity in ‘Flower Man’, making a larger point about socially constructed gender stereotypes, and turning them on their head—with men who stand largely self-assured, confident and proud, rarely even smiling, sometimes gazing intensely into the lens, even while gently clutching a bundle of flowers to their chest. 


Explore ‘Flower Man’ on the Tasveer Journal. Happy Reading!


Tasveer Bookstore  

Now online!


After 10 years of publishing photobooks,Tasveer is excited to announce the launch of its new online bookstore!


Tasveer is known today as one of the leading publishers of high-quality art books in India, and produces in-house or collaborative publications with quality reproductions of photographs, as well as special commissioned texts that provide insights into the work. Past writers for these have included Pico Iyer, William Dalrymple, Hugh Rayner, Amin Jaffer, Rahaab Allana and Rosalyn D’Mello to name a few. 


The bookstore features a range of publications that cover different areas of India’s rich visual culture, including fashion, fine art and heritage by upcoming and established photographers, as well as seminal vintage and modern prints. 


Visit the Tasveer Bookstore!


Maharanis: Women of Royal India Exhibition in Chennai


Tasveer is thrilled to announce that Maharanis: Women of Royal India opens in Chennai at Amethyst


Chronicling the historical representation of royal women in India for over half a century, and through it, tracing the changing tropes of photographic portraiture, this exhibition brings to the light the shadowed lives of the fascinating women of erstwhile Princely India. The accompanying book, produced by Tasveer and Mapin Publishing features 134 photographs, some of which have never been seen before, and four original texts.


The exhibition will be on view at Amethyst till 14th August, 2016. The book, which is available at leading book sellers across the country, can also be purchased online on the Tasveer Bookstore.


Tasveer joins the Association of International Photography Art Dealers


We are pleased to announce that Tasveer is the first member of AIPAD from South Asia in the organisation’s 35 year history. 


AIPAD is a prestigious international organisation dedicated to creating and maintaining high standards in the business of exhibiting, buying and selling photographs as art. Acting as a collective voice for its member galleries, AIPAD promotes public appreciation of photography as art. The Association has become a unifying force in the field of photography. Acting as the collective voice of the art photography dealers that make up its membership, AIPAD maintains ethical standards, promotes communication within the photographic community, encourages public appreciation of photography as art, concerns itself with the rights of photographers and collectors, and works to enhance the confidence of the public in responsible photography.