Ten-Second Takeaway

The city {and country’s} first pan-Indian gallery dedicated exclusively to photography opens for its 11th season to be launched by Mahesh Shantaram’s first solo exhibition.

Starting Eleven

It’s a new season over at Tasveer and we’re thrilled. To mark the their 11th year and thereby season too, this year will see photographer Mahesh Shantaram kick things off. In what is his first solo exhibition, the artiste who usually uses photography to document and also study contemporary India, will do something strikingly different. His show, called The African Portraits, is a documentary of the lives of African students living in India. Triggered by the racial attacks against a young Tanzanian girl in Bangalore earlier this year, the series comprises intimate portraits of African students living in India. Urging you to look beyond stereotypes, this one will leave you intrigued, pensive and hopefully with the inspiration to change things.

© Mahesh Shantaram; Abdul-Kareem, Nigeria / Jaipur; Archival pigment print; 2016. Courtesy Tasveer
 
© Mahesh Shantaram; Prosper, Tanzania / Bangalore; Archival pigment print; 2016. Courtesy Tasveer
© Mahesh Shantaram; Hamza & Shukura, Nigeria / Jaipur; Archival pigment print; 2016. Courtesy Tasveer
© Mahesh Shantaram; Misana, Tanzania / Bangalore; Archival pigment print; 2016. Courtesy Tasveer

When: On till September 23

Where: Tasveer, Sua House, 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road

Timings: 10am-5.30pm

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Feature Photo: Mahesh Shantaram (Ameenou, Nigeria / Jaipur; Archival pigment print; 2016)