Iftikhar Dadi is John H. Burris Professor and Chair of the Department of History of Art and Director of the South Asia Program at Cornell University. He has authored and edited several books, including the recent ‘The Lahore Effect: Cinema Between Realism and Fable’ (2022) and ‘The Lahore Biennale Reader 01’ (2022). As an artist, he collaborates with Elizabeth Dadi to make work that explores questions of memory and borders in contemporary globalization, and the productive capacities of urban informalities across the Global South.
Jyoti Dhar is an art critic and editor based in Dubai. Her writing for periodicals and monographs has focused on contemporary art from South Asia. She currently manages editorial and content strategy for Sharjah Art Foundation.
Lukas Birk is a photographer, researcher and publisher. His research focuses on careful investigation and exploration of imagery, very often in areas that have been affected by conflict and have not yet had the chance to present existing material in an artistic form. He has co-founded artist platforms in China and Indonesia, an archive platform in Afghanistan and initiated the Myanmar Photo Archive. Since 2011 he has been publishing books on photographic history under the imprint Fraglich Publishing.