Edited by Rahaab Allana
Another Lens: Photography and the Emergence of Image Culture (pub.Tulika Books and West Heavens (Shanghai), supported by Moonchu Foundation and Alkazi Foundation) is a new volume comprising eighteen texts in the series India Since the 90s (Series Editor: Ashish Rajadhyaksha). Reframing lens-based practices in India through a fresh historical perspective, the book produces a critical assemblage of well-known writing and image-making. Presenting texts by historians/critics to recent statements/interviews by practitioners, the contributors narrate how the 1990s sits at an intersection – a decade marked by economic liberalization, globalization and the ascent of digital technology that revolutionized the media sphere. Critically examining normative paradigms of image production, exhibition-making and circulation in the areas of documentary, fine art photography, journalism, cinema, contemporary art and the archive, the publication explores creative trajectories that inscribe the postcolonial imaginary within the wider orbit of South Asian image cultures.
Authors | Artist images
Jyoti Bhatt, Margaret Bourke-White, CAMP, Francesca Ceccherini/Noriko Yamakoshi, Sheba Chhachhi, Dukhshyam Chitrakar, Javed Dar, Lala Deen Dayal, Desire Machine Collective, Sabeena Gadihoke, Gauri Gill, Shumona Goel, Diva Gujral, Sunil Gupta, Shai Heredia, Sunil Janah, Sanjay Kak, Amar Kanwar, Jitish Kallat, Avijit Mukul Kishore, Majid Maqbool, William Mazzarella/Raminder Kaur, Madhuban Mitra/Manas Bhattacharya, Kabir Mohanty, Parul Dave Mukherji, Suryanandini Narain, Akbar Padamsee, Prashant Panjiar, Dashrath Patel, Vinodray Patel, People’s War, Sandhini Poddar, Pushpamala N., Raghu Rai, Sumathi Ramaswamy, Raqs Media Collective, Ruth Rosengarten, S.N.S. Sastry, Gemma Scott, Mrinal Sen, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Dayanita Singh, Prarthna Singh, Vivan Sundaram, Surekha, Emilia Terracciano, Jodi Throckmorton, Meraj Ud Din, Homai Vyarawalla
Book launch: Mughal Tent, Hotel Clarks Amer. February 5, 1pm
Sabeena Gadihoke (Professor, AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi) and Rahaab Allana (Curator/Publisher, Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi).


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Cover credit/s:
Gauri Gill, Waterwells, from the series Notes from the Desert, 1999–ongoing, on 35 mm; and lenses: Kodak Brownie, Zeiss Icon Contax, Silver Summicron2 50 (1954 M3), Agfa Isoly, Asahi Pentax K1000, Nikon D810 and Sony Alpha
Cover/book design: Kinshuk
Editor profile photo: Philippe Calia


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