Kaiwan Mehta

Domus, Jyoti Bhatt, May 2015
Jyoti Bhatt - Experiencing Photography

by Kaiwan Mehta

“There was nothing I could do about my concern for preservation, but I continued making photographic records of the art forms and art traditions that were still alive. This was in keeping with the ideas of Professor K.G. Subramanyan, who had coined the term Living Traditions.” This collection of relatively unexplored body of photographic work from the late 60s to the mid 90s documents artistic traditions, contextualised within their environments of production and life. Kaiwan Mehta documents Jyoti Bhatt’s photographic experience.