Alliance Française de Trivandrum in association with The Embassy of France in India, India photo now 08, Magnum photos and Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation will organise a projected exhibition titled ‘India by Magnum-Plural perspectives,’ at the art gallery of Alliance Française de Trivandrum from June 11 to 21. The exhibition is open to the public from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

It was in 1947, the year of India’s Independence that Magnum was born. Since then many of the famous cooperative’s photographers have worked in India, returning there regularly over the years.

Prepared especially for the first ‘India Photo Now’ festival in 2008, this projection uses archival images to provide an outline of the work in India of 14 Magnum photographers.

From the silent sense of Henri Cartier-Bresson to the light and shade of Gueorgui Pinkhassov, from the classical elegance of Raghu Rai to the radical portraits of Bruce Gilden, from Martine Franck’s empathetic portrayal to Carl de Keyzer’s detached exploration: situated between the political and the poetic, these personal visions of the subcontinent embody a continuous concern with documenting the word while challenging the way it is depicted.

The artistes are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raghu Rai, Werner Bischof, Marylin Silverstone, Ferdinando Scianna, Bruno Barbey, Martine Franck, Steve MacCurry, John Vink, Alex Majoli, Bruce Gilden, Carl de Keyzer, Harry Gruyaert and Gueorgui Pinkhassov. For more details, contact Ph: 2320666/ 6578808