The India Photo Archive Foundation has organised a collaborative photographic show, entitled “World of Recycle”, which aims at providing a visual interpretation of the “world of recycling and waste ma
The India Photo Archive Foundation has organised a collaborative photographic show, entitled “World of Recycle”, which aims at providing a visual interpretation of the “world of recycling and waste management” through different artistic styles by nine photographers.
The project is under the aegis of the Neel Dongre Awards/Grants for Excellence in Photography at the India International Centre, which was inaugurated on Friday by Dr Ashok Khosla, founder president and chairman, Development Alternatives. The exhibition, curated by Aditya Arya, will be open to visitors till April 11.
Mr Arya, who is a photographer, historian and archivist by profession, said, “I firmly believe that photography in general, and photographers in particular, play a seminal role in shifting the scrutiny of society by showcasing and highlighting critical issues. The India Photo Archive Foundation has been facilitating this very process by providing photographers a forum of visual expression.”
Supported by IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure & Services Ltd and Social Inclusion Group, the foundation provides a platform to emerging photographers in the documentary genre on a wide range of subjects to showcase their work. Some of the beautiful works showcased in the exhibition include Rahul Sharma’s technique of hand-coloured paintings of child rag-pickers, Shweta Pandey’s technique of using old newspapers to print the daily life of rag-pickers, Monica Tiwari’s clicks of the Ghazipur landfill, and the works of many more such artists.
Mr Sharma, currently working towards his master thesis in technical imaging and art conservation, said, “I have painted the rag-pickers in the Jangpura railway, all under 14. Not only one person, but also everybody has to look differently at this entire problem of waste and the way we keep on consuming.”