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  • Venue
    Dilip Piramal Art Gallery
  • Date Time
    29 March 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    30 March 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    31 March 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    1 April 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2 April 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    3 April 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    4 April 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    5 April 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    6 April 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    7 April 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    8 April 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    9 April 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    10 April 2022 | 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
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Event Details

Photo Exhibition by Parmanand Dalwadi

The French Overseas Network—comprising the Embassy of France in India, the French Institute in India, French Consulates and the network of Alliances Françaises in India—will present a photography exhibition by renowned Indian photographer Parmanand Dalwadi as part of the fourth edition of the Bonjour India Festival. Dalwadi’s work spans over 60 years of photography in India and abroad. The exhibition will focus on his journey in France in the ’70s.

After graduating from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Dalwadi was recruited as a faculty member in the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, in the early years of the institute. At NID’s behest, he accompanied the French humanist photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson on a journey to northern India. In return, Cartier-Bresson invited Dalwadi to join Magnum Photos in Paris with funding from the Ford Foundation.

This exhibition will trace Dalwadi’s journey in France through 50 photos captured with the Nikon F and marked by a strong influence of Cartier-Bresson. These photos offer a striking look into the France during the era of disco and boogie. Dalwadi captured incongruous and unusual situations combining humour, tenderness and observations of French society. These are encapsulated in the exhibition through the short reminiscences, penned by Dalwadi himself, which accompany each photo.

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    A person who is less than 18 years of age.
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The NCPA is committed to preserving and promoting India's rich and vibrant artistic heritage in the fields of music, dance, theatre, film, literature and photography, as well as presenting new and innovative work by Indian and international artists from a diverse range of genres including drama, contemporary dance, orchestral concerts, opera, jazz and chamber music.