Print: Wanted Dead or Alive – Mumbai

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We are happy to announce the next event in the Wanted Series in Mumbai which will take place on 6 September 2013 at the Max Mueller Bhavan, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda from 2 to 5 pm. Registrations are open for the event. Please use the registration form to register. Registrations are free and open to all!

We have very interesting speakers lined up for the event. Do check out their profiles here.

We are also happy to collaborate with the Media Foundation of India who will be our Mumbai Partners for the Wanted Series events held in Mumbai.

For the event in Mumbai, the theme of the discussion is PRINT: WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE! Unlike Western markets, the print medium is on an upswing in India. Rising disposable incomes and increasing literacy levels have led to a veritable explosion in the print medium with innumerable periodicals and magazines having been launched in the past few years. Many of these magazines even cater to niche audiences. In spite of this rise in the number of magazines there are almost no periodic non-themed, widely distributed, photography magazines in India which specifically address this field as an art form.

The discussion will center around whether such a magazine is possible under the present conditions. What are the best practices and potential pitfalls? What is the scope for collaboration among the photography community of India or even South Asia to support such an initiative? How can the audience be built? What are the lessons to be learnt from previous similar attempts? What can be learnt from success stories from among the generalist art, themed photography magazines or even mainstream media magazines? What are the opportunities for seed funding? Will a non-profit approach work? The invited speakers will share their experiences in working with existing magazines in the art and photography world, which will be followed by an open discussion with everyone present.

The WANTED SERIES is an interaction conceived and organised by Goa Center for Alternative Photography (Goa-CAP) and Aksgar in collaboration with Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, where prominent editors, curators and publishers from the art, photography and media world will discuss critical issues on photography in an informal setting. This is a discussion series which travels to different cities in India. You can read more about the Wanted Series here.

The previous event under this series was held in New Delhi in August 2o12, which you can read about here.