FotoFest 2018, the largest display of Indian photography in the US, comments on culture, conflict

The INDIA/ Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art exhibition at this year's FotoFest addresses caste, migration and other issues | #FirstCulture

Matthieu Foss April 05, 2018 14:51:19 IST
FotoFest 2018, the largest display of Indian photography in the US, comments on culture, conflict

The 17th edition of Houston's FotoFest features 47 leading and emerging photographic and new media artists of Indian origin, working both in India and around the globe. The exhibition is ambitious, presenting a diverse range of approaches and ideas.

Organised by lead curator Sunil Gupta and FotoFest Executive Director Steven Evans, INDIA/ Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art addresses issues as varied as caste and class, gender and sexuality, activism and conflict, racism, religion, nationalism, new technologies and development, the environment, human settlement, migration, and integration.

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Anusha Yadav, Gandhari, 2017. From the series Impersonations, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Anusha Yadav, Radica and Doodica, Conjoined Twins, 2016. From the series Impersonations, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Anusha Yadav, Georgia O'Keefe, 2016. From the series Impersonations, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Anusha Yadav, Mehr-un-Nissa, 2016. From the series Impersonations, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Anusha Yadav, Poornima, 2016. From the series Impersonations, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Anusha Yadav, Pooradam Thirunal Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, 2017. From the series Impersonations, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Max Kandhola, u fucking paki, 2017. From the series Roti Kapda aur Makaan, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Max Kandhola, u fucking paki, 2017. From the series Roti Kapda aur Makaan, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Max Kandhola, u fucking paki, 2017. From the series Roti Kapda aur Makaan, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Max Kandhola, u fucking paki, 2017. From the series Roti Kapda aur Makaan, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Indu Antony, Quickgun Murugan. From the series Manifest, 2012, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Indu Antony, Dabbang Cop. From the series Manifest, 2012, courtesy of the artist

FotoFest 2018 the largest display of Indian photography in the US comments on culture conflict

© Indu Antony, Alex Chettan the Coconut Seller. From the series Manifest, 2012, courtesy of the artist

View a slideshow of photos from FotoFest 2018

More information about FotoFest 2018 can be found here.

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