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.
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
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.
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
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.
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