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5 Reasons to Visit Delhi Photo Festival This Year

Kasturi posted on 14th September

With a new venue, a photo mela, and crowdfunding well on its way, #DPF2015 this year is promising to be a grand affair. Are you coming?

Swanky new venue

Delhi Photography FestivalPhotograph by Arjen Schmitz

Delhi Photo Festival {DPF} is India’s largest, and the first international photography arts festival, which will be held all across Delhi at IGNCA and partner galleries. This is a non-profit initiative of the Nazar Foundation. Unlike last year, they will have more space to hold multiple events at galleries all across the city.

Crowdfunding with BitGiving

A kid on a bike, Iqaluit. From the serie "A Woman With Two Names", Vittoria Mentasti.Photograph by Vittoria Mentasti

The costs of the entire festival can go over 60 lakhs, but DPF is targeting INR 10 lakhs, just to get the project jumpstarted with a crowdfunding option via BitGiving. The donations will be used for the production of exhibitions and other events and seminars. So go ahead and pitch in at the BitGiving link here.

Photo-Mela for the crowds

Delhi Photography FestivalPhotograph by Rob Hornstra

The finale of #DPF2015 promises an extravagant fair on the last two days of the festival. There will be food, music, arts, crafts and various sports, and performances. There will be theatre and art workshops, as well as photo walks and sports such as slacklining. And what we find fantastic is that all of these will be free of cost.

Category for Students 

Delhi Photography FestivalPhotograph by Rahul Kumar Das

The student category is the exhibition to look out for this year. Curated from contributions made by students of photography from all over the world, it's a glimpse into what the future looks like. Students coming from various backgrounds, with different abilities, are looking to spread awareness through their art and thus, #DPF2015 is where it's at.

Bigger, Better and Brighter

Delhi Photography FestivalPhotograph by Scott Typaldos

They will showcase the best of contemporary photography with more than 1,200 submissions from over 69 countries. From 30th Oct to 8th Nov, DPF will be initiating dialogue through talks, lectures, seminars and workshops, as well as helping build a commune of photography users, practitioners and lovers. Also look out for screenings and {we love this} an outreach programme for kids, disadvantaged youth, and a masterclass for promising photographers.Find out more about DPF 2015 here.

When: 30th Oct-8th Nov
Where: IGNCA, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, CV Mess, Janpath
Nearest Metro Station: Janpath
For regular updates, follow their website here.
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