3 September 2013

Plot before you click: photography meets cinema at Delhi Photo Festival

From my piece on a special exhibition at the Delhi Photo Festival, later this month:

Image: Kannagi Khanna

"Photography's originary claim was that of replicating the truth, and photography, especially in India, has traditionally seen itself as a documenter of fact. But as Calvino long ago understood, that claim can never be sustained entirely: partly because we cannot document everything and partly because everything documented is not the truth. One of the ways in which photographers in recent years have responded to that impasse is by turning deliberately to the performative. And the world of the cinema, where the real is by definition performed, is in many ways an obvious choice of locale for such a pursuit."

Read the whole piece over at Yahoo! Originals.

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