Catch up the 14 Days Grand Photography festival spread across Mumbai

FOCUS Photography Festival returns to Mumbai for its third edition from 9 – 23rd March 2017.

Posted on 28/02/2017 By

Launched in 2013 as the city’s first ever photography festival, over the last 2 editions FOCUS, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies has worked with 60 partnershosted 58 exhibitions and attracted over 80,000 visitors.

Catch up the 14 Days Grand Photography festival spread across Mumbai - Global Fashion Street

In the City, a Library at Project 88, © Chirodeep Chaudhuri, courtesy FOCUS Photography Festival, 2017 – 06 || Catch up the 14 Days Grand Photography festival spread across Mumbai

FOCUS 2017 will present an ambitious 14 day programme with over 25 exhibitions and 50 events across the city. The festival will include major travelling photography exhibitions, shown in India for the first time, and collaborations with international photography festivals. Alongside exhibitions in Mumbai’s leading galleries and museums the festival will bring photography outside traditional spaces, to reach bigger and more diverse audiences, and into an eclectic range of venues from stores and cafes to the streets of Mumbai.

An extensive series of free outreach events will complement existing programming, including talks, workshops, mentor sessions, screenings and walk-throughs. Opportunities for thoughtful dialogue and exchange, professional development for young photographers and an education platform for children.

Catch up the 14 Days Grand Photography festival spread across Mumbai - Global Fashion Street

In the City, a Library at Project 88, © Chirodeep Chaudhuri, courtesy FOCUS Photography Festival, 2017

FOCUS is a celebration of the democratic nature of photography and its core aim is to make the art form accessible to everyone across the city. All FOCUS exhibitions and events are free and open to all, inviting a broad cross section of society to engage with art in public spaces, museums, galleries and alternative venues.

This year’s festival theme is Memory, investigating the bond photography and memory have always shared and the need to question this relationship. Autobiography as Memory at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is the result of a worldwide call by FOCUS for photographers to submit work on the festival’s theme. It received over 200 entries from 39 countries and this final exhibition curated by art historian and writer Prajna Desai will feature works by 18 finalists from around the world.

Catch up the 14 Days Grand Photography festival spread across Mumbai - Global Fashion Street

Catch up the 14 Days Grand Photography festival spread across Mumbai

International highlights include Masterji, Maganbhai Patel the Indian premiere of a renowned touring exhibition first shown in Coventry, UK, in November 2016. The exhibition depicts a young man who left Bombay to move to Coventry in 1951. Feeling unfulfilled with his mundane day-job, Masterji picked up his camera and started to shoot the new community.

Now aged 94, Masterji’s life’s work has been painstakingly restored and curated and will be shown as part of FOCUS at Akara Art. Also on display for the first time in India will be works by William Gedney (1932 – 1989) as part of the exhibition Gedney in India, at Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation. As one of the key figures of American black and white street photography the exhibition highlights his work during two visits to India, as a Fulbright scholar from 1969 to 1971 and on his return to India ten years later. Photographs by two Japanese artists, Yuki Iwanami and Kota Kishi, will be on view in India for the first time, presented in collaboration with Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Photography now, then: picturing loss in photography in Japan.

Catch up the 14 Days Grand Photography festival spread across Mumbai - Global Fashion Street

FOCUS 2015, Yaathum Oore, Yaavarum Kelir

FOCUS has been made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which has provided founding support since the first festival in 2013.FOCUS is led by Directors Elise Foster Vander Elst and Matthieu Foss.

Visit the FOCUS Hub at Ministry of New to pick up a festival guide, sign up for portfolio reviews, attend a talk, sit down and read a magazine from the exclusive Paper Planes display.

Explore more such stories on GlobalFashionStreet.com

Disclaimer
All the content published on www.GlobalFashionStreet.com is original and true to the best of my knowledge, including the photographs which are either clicked by our team of photographers or sourced from the owner, in either case, the pictures carry photo-courtesy details. Any ambiguity or mistake is purely unintentional and Global Fashion Street holds no responsibility for content from guest writers. The views expressed by our columnists and guest writers are purely their own and the editor holds no rtesponsibility for views thus expressed. As a policy, Global Fashion Street believes in publishing only original and authentic, content and pictures.
Editor-in-Chief
The following two tabs change content below.

Team GFS

All that is exclusive and everything in vogue, Global Fashion Street brings to you stuff that you will like to see. News, Views, Reviews, Previews and Interviews; information that is not only interesting but also wholesome. Send us information on your upcoming events along with visuals at editor@gobalfashionstreet.com

Please Post Your Comments & Feedback

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This Spring/Summer 21 Splurge in Some Sunshine! Latest Wedding Trousseau Styles this Season - Global Fashion Street 5 Must Have Classic Winter Styles to always stay in Fashion - Global Fashion Street Dress Your Denims Right- 5 Styles to Up Your Denim Quotient - Global Fashion Street