February 20, 2010
A landmark exhibition which opened last month in London’s East End is showcasing beautiful photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh – stretching over 150 years.
Titled ‘Where Three Dreams Cross’ – it features over 300 works by 70 artists covering historic and contemporary photography from the subcontinent.
There are also numerous unseen photographs from the Partition Era and the early history of the three countries.
The Whitechapel Gallery in East London, where the exhibition is being held until April, has brough together photographs from private family archives, galleries, individuals and works by leading contemporary artists.
The exhibition is presented in five themes which incorporate historic, modern and contemporary works:
The Streets looks at social documentary and street photography; Iintimate Relationships explores family and group structures within society; Architecture addresses the cultural value of buildings and public spaces; Points of Transition looks at political moments and movements. The Portrait charts the evolution of self-representation through portraiture from 19th century studio portraiture to Pushpamala Nâ€™s contemporary self-portraits.
The exhibition is open until 11th April 2010.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77 â€“ 82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX.
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