Check out photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta’s works on Hampi at this exhibition
Fifteen black and white photographs that come together in a common theme — that is The Silence of Hampi, an exhibition that features breathtaking photographs taken by none other than the late Prabuddha Dasgupta. Talking about the collection, Suprita Moorthy, manager and curator of exhibitions for Ganjam, says, “Hampi was a project commissioned by Ganjam in order to inspire Prabuddha, and to encourage him to experience the wonder of the heritage town. Prabuddha challenged himself to look beyond the obvious and felt that photography was not about anything specific but a language capable of transcending the subject and focusing on something bigger.”
The textures and the compositions of the photographs seem to have captured the silence of the place with little difficulty. “For three decades in Prabuddha’s commercial career he mainly dealt with fashion and lifestyle imagery but constantly redefined himself. He is one of the only Indian masters who brought his personal aesthetic to commissioned work,” adds Moorthy.
One of the common motifs to his diverse bodies of work is Dasgupta’s choice of black and white. Although he took to colour, he created a language that allowed him to express the subtlest nuances through black and white photography. “He was particularly famous for breaking social taboos that existed in India with his book Women, published in 1996. The book was a daring collection of portraits and nudes of women in urban India at a time when such artwork was frowned upon by the masses,” she further explains.
In fact, this exhibition will also see the launch of the limited edition book , Hampi that features his body of work in one concise edition.
On till March 31. At Ganjam, Vittal Mallya Road.11 am to 7 pm (Sunday closed). Details: 46671800
— Team Indulge