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Physical Exhibition – Twin Sisters with Cameras 

Physical Exhibition

Exhibition ■ Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex from 11:00 to 19:00

An exhibition of photographs by Debalina Mazumder and Manobina Roy

Curated by Sabeena Gadihoke, Mallika Leuzinger and Tapati Guha-Thakurta

This exhibition delves into the photographic lives of twin sisters Debalina Mazumder (1919-2012) and Manobina Roy (1919-2001). Their practice encompassed a range of subjects and genres, joint experiments with light and shadow in 1930s Ramnagar (Benaras) giving way to striking portraits of family and friends in and around their homes in Calcutta and Bombay and distinctive glimpses of 1960s Europe.

Inauguration by Sharmila Tagore on Friday, 12 August 2022 at 18:30

Exhibition on view from 13 to 27 August 2022, 11:00 to 19:00 daily. The Art Gallery will remain closed on 15 August 2022

Special programmes:

Curators Walks

On 13 August 2022 at 12 noon – Curators Walk with Sabeena Gadihoke; and at 5 pm with Mallika Leuzinger

On 14 August 2022 at 12 noon and 5 pm – Curators Walk with Mallika Leuzinger

On 20, 21 and 27 August 2022 at 5 pm – Curators Walk with Sabeena Gadihoke

Thursday 18

Discussion ■ Seminar Rooms I to III, Kamaladevi Complex at 18:00

On the eve of World Photography Day

Panel discussion on The Home and Beyond: The World of the Amateur Photographer

Panelists: Sabeena Gadihoke, Professor, Video & TV Production, AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia; Mallika Leuzinger, historian based at the German Historical Institute, London; Suryanandinin Narain, Assistant Professor, Visual Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Uma Chakravarti, feminist historian, filmmaker and archivist

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