Debesh Banerjee

The Indian Express, Sebastian Cortes, 26 February 2015
Sebastian Cortes - Look into the Past

by Debesh Banerjee

In his latest project, Pondicherry-based photographer Sebastian Cortes turns his lens to the reclusive Bohra community in Sidhpur, Gujarat, to explore their living spaces which are a symbol of a bygone era. Sidhpur, in Patan district of Gujarat, is located at the meeting point of the Ganga and Saraswati rivers. It is home to Dawoodi Bohras, who are believed to have come from Yemen. In an exhibition, titled “Sidhpur: Time Past Time Present”, organized by Tasveer at Exhibit 320, Cortes displays 45 photographs that give an insight into the architectural influences of these spaces, which range from Persian and Hindu to European and Islamic designs. The works were produced in little over a month in 2012. Debesh Banerjee interviews Sebastian Cortes…

The Indian Express, Ram Shergill, 28 October 2014
Ram shergill - Of Indian Hues

by Debesh Banerjee

Plagued by poor eyesight from childhood, India-born British fashion photographer Ram Shergill did not let his handicap interfere with his ambition for photography. After being discovered by the late British fashion icon Isabella Blow, Shergill was on the high road to fashion stardom with regular magazine projects with Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Tatler, Dazed and Confused, among others. In his first solo in India titled “Kaleidoscope”, organised by Tasveer Gallery in partnership with Vacheron Constantin, Shergill brings select images from a body of work that he created for designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla in 2012. Debesh Banerjee interviews the master lensman…

Indian Express Delhi - Andreas Volwahsen- 4 March 2014
Andreas Volwahsen - Looking into the Past

by Debesh Banerjee

As a young student travelling through India in the 50’s, Andreas Volwahsen was “overwhelmed by the immense wealth of forms, decorative ornaments and sculpture” in Indian Architecture…

The Indian Express Delhi - Subjects & Spaces Women in Indian Photography - 14 January 2014
Faces of Femininity

by Debesh Banerjee

A photo-exhibition throws light on the socio-economic condition of women in India over the last century…

The Indian Express - Michael Kenna - 15 November 2013
Michael Kenna - Asia through the View Finder

by Debesh Banerjee

British landscape photographer Michael Kenna presents his first exhibition in India…