Now Reading
CHENNAI PHOTO BIENNALE – THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL IN THE CITY

CHENNAI PHOTO BIENNALE – THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL IN THE CITY

Chennai Photo Biennale will be a huge visual treat to photographers and photo-enthusiasts in Chennai. The city’s first international photo festival is all set to roll from February 26th and proceed until March 13th, with a series of events designed to serve as a window for photographic art in South India.

Jointly organised by Goethe-Institut Chennai and Travelling Lens, the Chennai Photo Biennale will bring together photographers from across the globe, paving the way for a healthy interaction and sharing of ideas that will in turn give rise to a strong photographic community in south India.

The event spanning two weeks comprises of several print exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, symposium and curated projections.

[huge_it_gallery id=”207″]

EXHIBITIONS 

Opening on 26th February, 2016

10am Urban Water – at Lighthouse MRTS Station

One of the core events, the Urban water exhibition is a culmination of work done by 15 photographers. The participants, under the guidance of experienced mentors, Munem Wasif (Bangladesh) and Ravi Agarwal (Delhi), have created bodies of work surrounding the issues of water in Chennai. The workshop was held at the Goethe-Institut in Chennai in January.

6pm Delhi Photo Festival – a selection of works at Lalit Kala Akademi

A selection from the Delhi Photo festival is also travelling to Chennai  The exhibition ’ will include works of legendary Indian photographers Kishor Parekh and Raghu Rai as well as emerging international talents like Sarker Protick from Bangladesh and Olivier Culmann from France.

Opening on 27th February, 2016

Surrealistic by Nature

Yannick Cormier, a French Photographer who has lived in Chennai for the past 11 years has curated an exhibition of seven photographers from around the world including the likes of Denis Dailleux(France) & Cristina de Middel(Spain). The exhibition explores the ability of photography to engage with abstraction and searches for a middle ground between reality and poetry

Partner Galleries

In addition to the public exhibitions, a host of shows will open across the city’s premium art galleries such as Apparao, Art Houz, Focus and Forum further expanding the reach of photography to art lovers.

WORKSHOPS

Philip Blenkinsop – 5 days | Street Documentary & Reportage

Dates: February 19-23

Venue – Goethe-Institut, Chennai

Fees – 13,000 INR

Book your spot here: http://goo.gl/z4A14A

See Also

Walter Astrada – One day | Storytelling, Editing and Portfolio Review

Date: February 25

Fees – 4200 INR

Book your spot here : http://goo.gl/M8CrL1

ARTIST TALKS | SYMPOSIUM | PORTFOLIO REVIEWS 

In addition to bringing international photographic art to Chennai, the biennale aims to reach out the large community of photographers and photography lovers to come under one roof to listen to artist talks & symposiums that will further broaden their understanding of the art form. Practising photographers from all genres and levels will also be able to attend portfolio reviews.

Visit their website and facebook page for more details!

http://chennaiphotobiennale.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ChennaiPhotoBiennale

What's Your Reaction?
Excited
0
Happy
0
In Love
0
Not Sure
0
Silly
0
View Comment (1)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.