Travel Photo Jaipur saw acclaimed photographers from around the world display their fascinating photo essays themed on travel.
Jaipur played host to Travel Photo Jaipur, an international open-air travel photography festival which presented a curatorial set of international photography that is seeped into the notion of travel and of journeying, and the photographers’ viewing of the places visited as outsiders.
The festival featured works of 14 photographers, put up at several public locations in the city, thus inviting visitors to explore Jaipur as they gazed at the excellence on display. Some of the city’s most iconic locations were chosen for display, including Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and Jawahar Kala Kendra.
The festival also incorporated a series of talks and three special interventions that discussed photography and approached it from all angles.
The exhibiting photographers included Gideon Mendel, winner of six World Press Photo awards, presenting his essay titled Drowning World where floods that occurred in different parts of the world are captured, photographically depicting climate change and humankind’s vulnerability against nature’s fury.
Also included was Luis González Palma’s The Annunciation, conducted in collaboration with Graciela de Oliveira, which is a portrayal of hands in classical Western paintings as they showed the angel Gabriel announcing to the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to Jesus Christ.
Text By Tasneem S. Pocketwala