Pondy Photo Festival 2016
The Pondy Photo Festival is back in its second edition. This year, the theme is Water and the festival aims to build social awareness on the evolving relationship between water and human beings, economic development and climate change. The Indian subcontinent’s many untold water stories will be narrated through images shot by over 50 international photographers.
The festival will feature key presentations by distinguished photographers including political theorist and curator Maya Kovskaya, contemporary artist Atul Bhalla, award-winning photojournalist Pablo Bartholomew, biologist Tasneem Khan, women’s rights activist Sheba Chhachhi, photojournalist and founder of global documentary initiative Everyday Climate Change, James Whitlow Delano, and environmental activist Ravi Agarwal. All these speakers will engage in a debate on water, activism and art, and will be moderated by photographer Waswo X Waswo.
A highlight of the festival is The Kitchen Sink, an exhibition which reflects on the human encounter and relationship with water. Images of pleasure, pain, joy, power and destruction, both whimsical and serious include fine art, documentary and photojournalism, photographed by Marcus Bleasdale and curated by Cheryl Newman, former Photography Director of the Telegraph, London.
The festival is organised by PondyART, a non-profit organisation created to build awareness on social issues through art in public spaces.
Venue: Old Port, Puducherry
Date: 27 August-11 September
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