Shutterbugs are in for a treat as Institut Francais en Inde, the French Embassy in India and Alliance Francaise are set to kick off a nation-wide photography festival, titled Fete De La Photo
The digital revolution with mobile phones equipped with cameras, digital cameras with easy clicking options and photo-sharing social networking sites such as Instagram have led us on a chase to capture every moment of our lives, with everyone turning into a photographer. And celebrating this photography movement is Fete De La Photo, an 11-city photography festival offering activities such as photography exhibitions, photo booths, talks and a photo treasure hunt spanning over a month.
Photographs exploring the world of astrophotography by Ajay Talwar
Organised by Institut Francais en Inde, the French Embassy in India and Alliance Francaise, the aim of this
festival is to get art photography outside galleries to public spaces and also utilise the online medium to promote
The events will kick off with a mobile photo booth at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival where one can get a photograph clicked of themselves by a professional photographer, which will then be juxtaposed against a popular site in France. You can then get this printed for yourself at a nominal cost as a souvenir.
Starting February 1, the festival will launch a city-wide photo treasure hunt that aims to mix one’s love for the city, India, France and photo sharing websites. The hunt will include different creative challenges to take photographs, such as a selfie that replicates a Bollywood poster, and these have to be posted on Pinterest or Instagram. Later in
February, there will be an exhibition of photographs by internationally renowned astrophotographers — Laurent Laveder, Thierry Legault and Ajay Talwar — who blend the boundaries of astrophoto-graphy, creativity and photojournalism.
LOG ON TO www.institutfrancais.in
For photo hunt