The Tasveer Journal









As part its 10th anniversary, Tasveer is excited to put together a special print version of a selection of photo essays previously featured in The Tasveer Journal. Unbound versions of the planned broadsheet publication will be exhibited in festivals and public spaces, alongside gallery spaces — in order to broaden the reach of the exhibit. 

Featuring the works of twenty artisits, this publication and exhibition brings together many exciting projects that showcase the versatality of the medium and the various directions that photography has taken, is taking, and might be heading towards, in a contemporary moment. Though there is a focus on newer talent, this show also ropes in some older bodies of work that together reshape our understanding of photography in South Asia, and the medium itself, through they ways in which they push the envelope with reference to content, form and methodology. The assortment of works seen in this selection, swing from straight documentary photographs to narrative retellings and highly conceptualised image practices, all evoking ultimately an idea of transformation — whether aesthetic, political, social or cultural in nature.

In an inverse process, the material exhibition will stem from the primary publication that will also be available for sale — and include a series of new texts and interviews, to supplement the original journal features reproduced therein.

Featured Artists & Projects

THE VIDARBHA COTTON WIDOWS | Verena Hanschke & Floriana Gavriel
HIGH NOON IN LUCKNOW | Ryan Lobo
RENUNCIATION | Pooja Jain
KOODANKULAM: IN MY BACKYARD | Amirtharaj Stephen
PERFORMING POLITICS & PICTURING POLITICS | Mahesh Shantaram
BEING NEPALI | Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati
A MYTH OF TWO SOULS | Vasantha Yogananthan
FOOTNOTES IN HISTORY, BEING ANGO-INDIAN | Karan Kapoor
BOOK REVIEW: WILL THEY SING LIKE RAIN DROPS OR LEAVE ME THIRSTY | Max Pinckers
BLOW FIROZABAD BANGLES | François Daireaux
THE SNAPPED ROPE & OTHER STORIES FROM THE NEW BANGALORE | Avani Tanya
THE SHOWER SERIES | Manjari Sharma
SEEKING MOKSHA | Nishant Shukla
THE NORTH EAST SHOOT | Fabien Charuau & Nikhil D.
BABUMOSHAI | Aparna Jayakumar
ELECTRONICS CITY | Julia Knop
CLOSE DISTANCE | Jannatul Mawa
I LOVE MGR | Cop Shiva
PULIKALI TIGERS | Anna Fox
SLEEPING BEAUTIES | Krishna Tumalapalli

About the Tasveer Journal

Established in 2011, the Tasveer Journal is an online publication devoted to encouraging discussion and developing debate around the medium of photography. Featuring a broad range of photographers, the journal focuses on work produced in India — choosing to showcase both emerging talent, as also long-reputed artists; nineteenth century vintage photographs, as also contemporary images. 

The goal of the The Tasveer Journal is to provide a growing cartography of the history and future of photography in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Specifically, it looks at how the medium can document, comment and inform our perception and understanding of the world around us, be it in the context of politics, history, culture or art.

To read more, please visit the Tasveer Journal at www.tasveerjournal.com.

Exhibition Schedule