Better than a thousand words

Aug 19, 2012, 08:34 IST | Sunday MiD DAY Team

To celebrate World Photography Day today, the Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA, exhibits photographs taken by 80 masters of Indian photography. Here's a sneak peek into all things black and white and grey from the men who really knew their machines

Over the past 25 years, we have hosted 500 photography exhibitions,” explains Mukesh Parpiani, curator, Piramal Art Gallery, adding that the photographers often donated a few of their photographs to the NCPA archives. Parpiani pulled up some of his favourites from this archive, for the exhibtion titled 80 Masters of Indian Photography to commemorate World Photography Day. “I picked one photograph per photographer,” he adds. So, the exhibition really has it all — nature, people, politics and street photography.

At: August 19 to 31, 12 pm to 8 pm, Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA, Nariman Point
Call: 22824567

A rather resplendent home in a typical South Indian village. Pic/TS Nagarajan 

Girls in Palitana, a site near Girnar in Gujarat. Pic/Jyoti Bhatt

A Buddhist monk at a monastery in the north-east. Pic/AL Syed

Commuters lean out of a crowded tram in Kolkata. Pic/Tara pada Banerjee

Children run along the train as it makes its way to Matheran. Pic/Praful Patel

Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter, Indira, during a vacation in Dehradun. Pic/Jitendra Arya

A father plays peek-a-boo with his child in Kolkata’s China Town. Pic/Noshir Desai

A portrait of a woman in rural India. Pic/RA Acharya

Cycle rickshaw pullers in the morning mist near Red Fort. Pic/S Paul

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