Tasveer at Paris Photo

Booth B5

12-15 November 2015


Tasveer is delighted to announce its participation at Paris Photo 2015.


The 19th edition of Paris Photo will be hosted as in the recent past, at the historic Grand Palais, from November 12th to 15th 2015. This year, Tasveer is pleased to announce a solo show of rare vintage prints by the Indian artist, Jyoti Bhatt.


This is the third time that Tasveer has been selected to participate in the premier fair and it  will be one of the few South Asian galleries presenting at the venue.


Derry Moore – Evening Ragas

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore


Tasveer and Ranga Shankara are delighted to announce the exhibition of selected and specially curated works from Evening Ragas by Derry Moore at ‘Kitaki – The Window’, the art gallery and visual-art initiative at Ranga Shankara. ‘Kitaki – The Window’ is envisioned as a gateway into the finest visual art curated by premier institutions across the country.


Moore’s ‘Evening Ragas’ captures an India in transition, during the 1970s and 1980s, and produces a photographic narrative of cultural hybridity, nostalgia and the anachronistic relics of a past — that refuses to be entirely forgotten.


This exhibition, organised by Tasveer in collaboration with Ranga Shankara, will be on view till the 20th of October 2015.


Legacy of Photojournalism: The Deepak Puri Collection opens in Bangalore 


Tasveer and MAP (Museum of Art & Photography) are excited to announce the opening of Legacy of Photojournalism : The Deepak Puri Collection opens at Sua House, Bangalore on the 26th August 2015. 


Legacy of Photojournalism features over 30 photographers and includes some of the best practitioners of the documentary aesthetic, both Indian and international, from the golden period of photojournalism. Culled from the MAP collection, these images will be made available to public view for the first time by the kind donation of his historic personal collection to the museum, by the iconic photo-editor and lifeline of Time-Life Asia, Deepak Puri. 


This exhibition is organised in collaboration with MAP and will be on view till the 2nd October 2015. 


Maharanis: Women of Royal India, lined up for Season 10


Tasveer is excited to announce, as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations, an exhibition of vintage photographs will historically chronicle the representation of royal women in India for over a century, and through it, trace the changing tropes of photographic portraiture. 


Although many exhibitions have been curated with Indian royalty as their theme, they have almost always centred around the figure of the Maharajah. As a counterpoint to these narratives, this exhibition focuses on Maharanis and other royal women from erstwhile Princely India, probing at what lies beneath the surface, and the ways in which many of these women actively influenced, shaped and produced political and social change in their time.  










The Tasveer Journal, Print Edition


Tasveer is happy to inform you of a new print version of a selection of photo essays previously featured on The Tasveer Journal, that will be produced as an exhibition for our new season as well, through the display of unbound versions of the broadsheet publication. 


Featuring the works of 21 artists, this exhibition showcases the versatility of the photographic medium from documentary photography to narrative retelling and conceptual image making practices. Although there is a special focus on new emerging talent, the show also ropes in older bodies of work – that together reshape our understanding of photography in South Asia, and the medium itself, through the ways in which they push the envelope with reference to form, content and methodology. 


Balancing the Thin Line

Featuring Swastik Pal’s Aftershocks in The Tasveer Journal


The Tasveer Journal’s latest post takes a look at Swastik Pal’s recent project Aftershocks, documenting the devastation of earthquake-struck Nepal, and the resilience of the human spirit in its face. 


Paying attention to both the macro-narratives and micro-histories of his subject(s), Pal’s work produces an insightful commentary on their plight and resourcefulness, and the always inspiring human ability to pick up and move forward, without at any point turning into mere voyeurism or exploitation.


To read the entire article, and view images from the series, please click here.