Pablo Bartholomew to Attend Chobi Mela

Photo by Pablo Bartholomew

Photo by Pablo Bartholomew

Pablo Bartholomew
Pablo Bartholomew
Pablo Bartholomew ? In conversation with Shahidul Alam and Munem Wasif
Saturday, 26 January, 7PM
Pablo Bartholomew?s?70s & 80s ? OUTSIDE IN ? A Tale of Three Cities?will be on view 25 January ? 7 February at Chobi Mela

Indian photographer Pablo Bartholomew has been greatly influenced by his father, the art critic and photographer Richard Bartholomew. Experiencing photography from early on and learning from his father, Pablo won the World Press Photo award for his series?Morphine Addicts in India?(1975) at the age of 19 and the World Press Photo of the Year award for the Bhopal Gas Tragedy 9 years later. Among Bartholomew?s photo essays are?The Chinese in Calcutta,?The Indians in America, and?The Naga Tribes of Northeast India. His recent exhibition?70s & 80s ? OUTSIDE IN ? A Tale of Three Cities?is a visual diary of his teenage work and debuted at the?Rencontres d?Arles?in July 2007. Bartholomew lives as an independent photojournalist in New Delhi, India.
?My upbringing left me with the freedom to look at India with unattached engagement. It allows me not to be biased against caste, religion or regional points-of-view. Being not from any geographical location allows me to appreciate everyone and everything.? ??Pablo Bartholomew
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Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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