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Perspectives on Photobooks II

‘Perspectives on Photobooks II’ a panel discussion organised around the culture of photobooks, past and present as a prelude to the announcement of the Photobook Grant awardee. 

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Ayisha Abraham is a visual artist who does installation art and mixed media work. She has made a series of short digital films shaped out of found footage. She studied Fine Arts at the MS University, Baroda, India, BFA 1987, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA (MFA) 1995, and did the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1991-92.

She works as a visual arts consultant at the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore, India. 

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s photo-based work is a striking blend of still and moving imagery. Her larger work draws on archival photographs as a source of inspiration to re-examine neglected historical narratives. Matthew’s recent exhibitions include the Royal Ontario Museum, sepiaEYE, NYC, the RISD Museum, MFA Boston, MFA Houston, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2018 Fotofest Biennial as well as at the Smithsonian.

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is a Professor of Art at the University of Rhode Island.

Ravikumar Kashi is a Bangalore based multidisciplinary artist as well as a writer and educator. His work spans painting and drawing to photography, installation and artist books among other mediums, articulating individual and collective experience of contemporary socio-political and cultural identities.

Sooni Taraporevala is an award winning screenwriter, photographer and filmmaker. Her photographs are in museums and private collections around the world. She is the author/publisher of 2 editions of the photo book PARSIS: A Photographic Journey 1980- 2004 and Home in the City: Bombay 1977 – Mumbai 2017 published by Harper Collins in 2017. The latest film she wrote and directed Yeh Ballet is streaming worldwide on Netflix. She won a national award for her debut film Little Zizou and was awarded a Padma Shri in 2014.