January 18, 2016

Travel Photo Jaipur 2016: A Festival on Wanderlust

by Namrata Ganguly

The Pink City, Jaipur will witness a role reversal this February with the Travel Photo Jaipur Festival – a Festival on Wanderlust.

Travel Photo Jaipur Festival, being held from 5 to 14 February 2016, will be an open-air travel photography festival. This launch edition will comprise of 14 exhibitions of pictures taken by travel photographers documenting their journeys from around the world. These magnificent pictures will be displayed on large prints at some of the city’s landmark locations, including Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and Jawahar Kala Kendra, in turn highlighting the heritage sites and their use in contemporary art.

travel-photo-jaipur-1    travel-photo-jaipur-2 Xiaoxiao Xu, China, ​She Huo​(2014)

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Eunice Adorno, Mexico, ​The Flower Women ​(2012)

The Festival is being partnered by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan and generously supported by Birla Samrat Chetak Cement.

“The residents of Jaipur, who live in one of the most visited and celebrated cities of India, are used to being photographed. With Travel Photo Jaipur, the gaze is now reversed, and it is their turn to observe the photographic wonders of the world,” says Lola Mac Dougall, Artistic Director of Travel Photo Jaipur.

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Catherine Balet, France, ​Looking for the Masters in Ricardo’s Golden Shoes (​2013­2015)

“With time, the photography festival could have the same appeal for lovers of photography across the globe as the Jaipur Literature Festival has for lovers of literature. The potential is enormous not only because photography is a far more accessible medium than literature, but also because the city of Jaipur has so many sites that could be transformed into remarkable venues for photographic display,” as commented by Nikhil Padgaonkar, Producer of Travel Photo Jaipur.

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Serena Chopra,​India, The Ancients ­ Bhutan Diaries ​(2002­2006)

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Laurent Chehere, France,​The Flying Houses​(2007­ongoing)

During the first weekend of the festival there will be a series of talks and screenings as part of a programme to draw photo-lovers to Jaipur. The festival also offers a travelling photo studio by set designer and photographer Aradhana Seth, in addition to which, the former Jaipur Art School in Kishanpole Bazar will be converted into a temporary exhibition space by photographer Akshay Mahajan.

Images courtesy Travel Photo Jaipur Festival.
Check Travel Photo Jaipur on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to know more about the panellists, workshops and exhibitions.

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