August 11 2012, New Delhi
Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
Rahaab is Curator of the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi, and Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in London. Rahaab is a graduate in Art History/Archaeology (M.A.) from School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and is the author of Inherited Spaces, Inhabited Places (2005), a volume on World Heritage Sites with photos by Raghu Rai. He has also been Guest Editor for photography issues including Marg Volume 61: Aperture and Identity—Early Photography in India (2009), and the Lalit Kala Journal, 2012 entitled Depth of Field: Photography as Art and Practice in India and is currently guest editing the India Photography Reader, Vol. 1, entitled ‘Movements’ with Yodapress, Delhi.
Rahaab spoke about his experience in editing PIX, the quarterly photography magazine.
Lola is the co-founder and executive director of the Asian contemporary photography magazine Punctum (www.punctum.asia). She has a Master in Arts Management by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and a Masters in International Cooperation by the Complutense University of Madrid. She has worked as cultural adviser for the Embassy of Spain in India and was the editor of Vislumbres, a publication on photography and literature.
Lola presented a video on Punctum and spoke about the process of putting out a pan Asian photography magazine.
Radhika is the founder of Fotomedia, Delhi’s first Photo Agency, started in the year 1987. She is also a production associate of a photography magazine, Camerawork Delhi. Fotomedia was the first photo library with a network of 200 photographers around India, and a stock of 100,000 pictures. Radhika also occasionally pursues her interest as an actor on the Delhi stage and in film productions such as James Bond’s, ‘Octopussy’ and Deepa Mehta’s, ‘Earth’. She recently published her first book on the history of Fabindia, ‘The Fabric of our Lives. In addition, she has produced audio visuals, directed a film on a Sikh spiritual leader, worked as a consultant photo editor for a publishing house, coordinated photography assignments, and curated over 20 photo exhibitions for clients and photographers.
Radhika shared her experiences in publishing Camerawork Delhi.
Rahul is an Independent Art Historian and Joint Secretary of Performers Independent. He pursues independent writing and explores new formats of white cube curations and seeding and long term public art projects. Having trained in Art History and Aesthetics from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda where he completed his graduation and post graduation; Rahul’s specialization has been in the readings and viewings of pre modern art and artistic practice. After leaving Baroda he had a small stint at NID researching developments in the Tamil Nadu handloom industry. Subsequently he has taught a variety of subjects, primarily specializing in aesthetics and cultural history. Then having decided to focus on researching on contemporary Indian artistic practice, he moved into Delhi as a Critic in Residence at the KHOJ Studios. Subsequently, he joined Infinity Films as the the publicity consultant for Ketan Mehta’s movie Rang Rasiya. In 2007, he seeded ‘Can it be Done in Any Corner You like’ (a curatorial platform for site specific performance art) and Black Rice (a platform for projects that encourage collaborative art practice, addressing memories of burning fields, and the beauty of the hills, of the many north easts that live in north eastern India).
He has been writing in various magazines, books and jounals and was the Sr. Editor of www.mattersofart.net, and then Managing Editor of Art&Deal Magazine. He spoke about his experience in publishing in the art world.