Convergence: A Panorama of Photography’s French Connections in India – Bonjour India 2022

Convergence: A Panorama of Photography’s French Connections in India

Date: 2/06/2022 – 23/06/2022

Venue: Indian Museum

Registration link: https://forms.gle/bd4txbQN9Gk5UP5KA

“Photography cannot change the world, but it can show the world, especially when it changes.”
-Marc Riboud, French photographer (1923-2016)

How did French photographers perceive India over two & a half centuries of its history?
Convergence: A Panorama of Photography’s French Connections in India will depict different visions of French as well as Indian artists who traveled or lived in India from the mid-19th century to the 1970s, through the medium of photography. Produced by intrepid travelers, writers, journalists, photographers and artists, a selection of 19th-century prints and negatives from prestigious French institutions will be showcased for the very first time in India. This exclusive exhibition has been curated by Rahaab Allana of the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts. Discover some of the most prominent French photographers who travelled all around Asia, such as Marc Riboud, Denis Brihat, Paul Almasy, Michel Séméniako, Bernard Pierre Wolff and many others. The original photographs will be on view at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Delhi, while the reproductions will travel across 5 different cities in India in the form of outdoor exhibitions.