Sooni Taraporevala's 'Home in The City, Bombay 1977 - Mumbai 2017' holds up a gentle mirror to a place and its people

Sooni Taraporevala's 'Home In The City, Bombay 1977 - Mumbai 2017' is on display in Delhi at the Vadehra Gallery until 27 January 2018

Matthieu Foss January 24, 2018 18:34:06 IST
Sooni Taraporevala's 'Home In The City, Bombay 1977 - Mumbai 2017' is on display in Delhi at the Vadehra Gallery until 27 January 2018. This photo: Happy at a Navjote, Mumbai 2015 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Sooni Taraporevala's 'Home In The City, Bombay 1977 - Mumbai 2017' is on display in Delhi at the Vadehra Gallery until 27 January 2018. This photo: Happy at a Navjote, Mumbai 2015 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Sooni's photos are personal documents of Mumbai's eccentrics, its children, its elderly and the landscape: a gentle mirror to culture and politics, with the secret sideways glance of a casual observer. Here: Salim and Tukloo, Bombay 1986 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Sooni's photos are personal documents of Mumbai's eccentrics, its children, its elderly and the landscape: a gentle mirror to culture and politics, with the secret sideways glance of a casual observer. Here: Salim and Tukloo, Bombay 1986 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Boy with Camera, Salaam Bombay! Workshop Bombay 1987 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Boy with Camera, Salaam Bombay! Workshop Bombay 1987 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Sarfu and Irrfan Khan, Salaam Bombay! Workshop Bombay 1987 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Sarfu and Irrfan Khan, Salaam Bombay! Workshop Bombay 1987 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
The girl and the bay, Mumbai 2015 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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The girl and the bay, Mumbai 2015 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
On Location, The Perfect Murder shoot, Bombay 1987 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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On Location, The Perfect Murder shoot, Bombay 1987 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Raj Kapoor and fan, Janbaaz premiere, Metro Cinema, Bombay 1986 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Raj Kapoor and fan, Janbaaz premiere, Metro Cinema, Bombay 1986 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Navy Band, Janbaaz premiere, Metro Cinema, Bombay 1986 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Navy Band, Janbaaz premiere, Metro Cinema, Bombay 1986 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Exchanging News at Jehangir Daji Cross Lane, Bombay 1986 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Exchanging News at Jehangir Daji Cross Lane, Bombay 1986 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Spectators at airshow, Marine Drive, Mumbai 2005 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Spectators at airshow, Marine Drive, Mumbai 2005 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Grant Road Building, Mumbai 1980 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Grant Road Building, Mumbai 1980 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Bombay by Night 1977 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Bombay by Night 1977 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Backstage at Tejpal Auditorium Bombay 1986 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Backstage at Tejpal Auditorium Bombay 1986 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Dog show, Bombay 1984 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Dog show, Bombay 1984 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
Streetside services, Typist Mumbai 2016 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta
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Streetside services, Typist Mumbai 2016 ©Sooni Taraporevala. Courtesy Sunaparanta