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In Mumbai Monochrome, photography and haiku conjoin to explore the unfamiliar in the mundane
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In Mumbai Monochrome, photography and haiku conjoin to explore the unfamiliar in the mundane

Through Mumbai Monochrome, a collection of photographs that capture the cityscape in all its moods, Kelkar places dead centre the people who have made this much talked about city an energetic, complex and multicultural metropolis simply by way of their quotidian lives and occupations.

Using his camera as a witness and weapon: Shahidul Alam's photos illumine the suppressed, vanished
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Using his camera as a witness and weapon: Shahidul Alam's photos illumine the suppressed, vanished

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam has used his camera for 35 years as a tool to advance social justice. He began by documenting street protests in Dhaka, the capital, in the mid-1980s, making pictures in the tradition of the Magnum photographers, especially Henri Cartier-Bresson. But over time, he pushed against the natural constraints of a medium that registers what is seen, so that he might illuminate what is suppressed or has vanished.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Richard Drew on his 9/11 image Falling Man, and documenting history
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Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Richard Drew on his 9/11 image Falling Man, and documenting history

The Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Richard Drew, currently in Hyderabad for the Indian Photography Festival, spoke with this correspondent about the fateful day when he shot the image now known globally as “The Falling Man”.

In photos from Pathshala Institute, depictions of faith, community and nature in Indian subcontinent
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In photos from Pathshala Institute, depictions of faith, community and nature in Indian subcontinent

Firstpost got in touch with a few student photographers from Pathshala and examined their work, themes and perspectives in light of the crisis faced by the institute last year with the arrest of their founder and award-winning photojournalist Shahidul Alam.

In a new exhibition of Walter Bosshard's photographs, glimpses from Gandhi and Mao's revolutions
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In a new exhibition of Walter Bosshard's photographs, glimpses from Gandhi and Mao's revolutions

Walter Bosshard was the first European photojournalist to reach Mao Zedong. He is also known for his striking intimate portraits of Gandhi

TEDxGateway 2018: Raghu Rai, Shanta Rau Barriga, Gitanjali Rao, others share transforming ideas at 10th edition of the event
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TEDxGateway 2018: Raghu Rai, Shanta Rau Barriga, Gitanjali Rao, others share transforming ideas at 10th edition of the event

One of the speakers at TEDxGateway 2018, photojournalist Raghu Rai said, “If journalism is the first draft of history then photo journalism is the witness to that history."

This is how Holocaust began: Arundhati Roy writes to Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam, compares situation to India
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This is how Holocaust began: Arundhati Roy writes to Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam, compares situation to India

Dear Shahidul, I believe the tide will turn. It will. It must. This foolish, shortsighted cruelty will give way to something kinder and more visionary. This particular malaise, this bout of ill-health that has engulfed our planet will pass.

Lens on history: Praveen Jain on capturing milestone events in India through a 37-year career
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Lens on history: Praveen Jain on capturing milestone events in India through a 37-year career

“I still hear the voices of the victims in my head,” says photojournalist Praveen Jain, of shooting photographs of the Hashimpura massacre

A unique viewfinder: Photojournalist Kulwant Roy's legacy was nearly lost, then found
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A unique viewfinder: Photojournalist Kulwant Roy's legacy was nearly lost, then found

Kulwant Roy's photographs offer an intimate portrait of the Indian freedom struggle and feature national heroes like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel among others.

From fear of reprisals to physical violence, Indian photojournalists detail challenges that dog their work
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From fear of reprisals to physical violence, Indian photojournalists detail challenges that dog their work

In India, photojournalists spoke out about the need to release Shahidul Alam immediately, and to shine a light on the conditions in which they work, and the challenges they often face.

The writing's on the (Berlin) Wall
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The writing's on the (Berlin) Wall

Millions of tourists come to see the famous Berlin Wall graffiti; many of them playfully interact with the art on the wall — a stark contrast to what was once a terrifying symbol of the East versus West Germany divide

Bangladeshi photographer on row over 'indecent' photo of couple kissing: 'Didn't see anything obscene in the act'
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Bangladeshi photographer on row over 'indecent' photo of couple kissing: 'Didn't see anything obscene in the act'

Photographer Jibon Ahmed's colleagues thrashed him, citing the reason that he had 'disrespected' his profession by taking this 'indecent' photograph

Italian photographer and World Press Photo Foundation criticised for 'poverty porn' series shot in India
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Italian photographer and World Press Photo Foundation criticised for 'poverty porn' series shot in India

As a part of a 'take-over', photographer Alessio Mamo posted pictures from his series on hunger in India to World Press Photo's Instagram account. He took pictures of people in poverty-stricken areas posing in front of fake food

Such a long journey: Migrants in Mexico move across state lines, looking for a better life
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Such a long journey: Migrants in Mexico move across state lines, looking for a better life

Boarding freight trains and huddled with their few belongings — snapshots of migrants on the move in Mexico

Living on the edge
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Living on the edge

By the LOC, the people of Mothul battle fear, uncertainty amid ceasefire violation

Google Doodle celebrates 104th birth anniversary of India's first woman photojournalist, Homai Vyarawalla
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Google Doodle celebrates 104th birth anniversary of India's first woman photojournalist, Homai Vyarawalla

Homai Vyarawalla is credit to document some of the most iconic moments in India's modern history — hoisting of the Indian flag at Red Fort on 15 August, 1947; departure of India's last viceroy Lord Mountbatten; arrival of Dalai Lama on Indian land from Chinese borders in 1959 and many more.

On the Amarnath Yatra, pilgrims counter danger with faith
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On the Amarnath Yatra, pilgrims counter danger with faith

Photojournalist Javeed Shah tracked pilgrims who were undertaking the Amarnath Yatra a mere week after the terror attack of 10 July. See his photo essay here:

No visitors to the Valley
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No visitors to the Valley

In previous years, the months from April to mid-June would be the peak tourist season in Kashmir. But with unrest in the Valley, all the popular tourist hotspots wear a deserted look.

Souvid Datta plagiarism row: We need to introspect over more than the doctored images
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Souvid Datta plagiarism row: We need to introspect over more than the doctored images

The Souvid Datta plagiarism controversy poses questions about not just what ails photojournalism, but also us — a society desensitised to disturbing imagery