Rare documentary photographs by Jyoti Bhatt feature MF Husain, Krishen Khanna among others [Photos]

Jyoti Bhatt has photographed modern masters from the art fraternity like MF Husain, Nasreen Mohamedi, Himmat Shah, Krishen Khanna, Somnath Hore, NS Bendre amongst many others.

FP Staff April 20, 2019 16:39:16 IST
Himmat Shah photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps | Jyoti Bhatt was born in 1934 in Bhavnagar, Gujarat and he was trained in painting and printmaking at MSU Baroda. He was one of the founder members of the Center of Photography in Baroda.
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Himmat Shah photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps | Jyoti Bhatt was born in 1934 in Bhavnagar, Gujarat and he was trained in painting and printmaking at MSU Baroda. He was one of the founder members of the Center of Photography in Baroda.
Himmat Shah in his art studio photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps
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Himmat Shah in his art studio photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps
MF Husain in a studio photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps | Before he worked as a photographer, Bhatt dabbled in painting for a while. His photographs resonate with his paintings.
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MF Husain in a studio photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps | Before he worked as a photographer, Bhatt dabbled in painting for a while. His photographs resonate with his paintings.
MF Husain photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps
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MF Husain photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps
Krishen Khanna photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps | The canvas was traded with a camera and Bhatt started his career in 1967. He travelled to Gujarat where he photographed a wide range of folk art and craft.
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Krishen Khanna photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps | The canvas was traded with a camera and Bhatt started his career in 1967. He travelled to Gujarat where he photographed a wide range of folk art and craft.
Nasreen Mohamedi photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps
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Nasreen Mohamedi photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps
Somnath Hore photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps | Bhatt's documentary photographs are informal, devoid of gimmicks and an art form in itself.
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Somnath Hore photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps | Bhatt's documentary photographs are informal, devoid of gimmicks and an art form in itself.
KK Hebbar photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps | He used the frame to capture not only places like Gujarat, Bengal and Rajasthan but has also photographed modern masters from the art fraternity.
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KK Hebbar photographed by Jyoti Bhatt. Image courtesy: Prinseps | He used the frame to capture not only places like Gujarat, Bengal and Rajasthan but has also photographed modern masters from the art fraternity.