2013 NEEL DONGRE GRANTS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
RE-IMAGING THE PEOPLE
Four leading contemporary photographers contributed to ‘Re-Imaging The People of India’ under the aegis of the Neel Dongre Awards/Grants for Excellence in Photography. The project was conceived with the idea of looking at the visual interpretation of and analogies within similar communities and in some cases between matching characters. Even though in the past this original work has been under scrutiny and heavy criticism for its biases, these images, unlike the descriptive texts which accompanied them, are left open to interpretation. The project was an exercise of the re-interpretation of aesthetics in the context of the original work. It was an exploration into the ideological origins of the early photographic work.
2013 NEEL DONGRE GRANT AWARDEES