PIX: The Photography Quarterly Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary
9 May 2014
Today (Friday 9 May) marks the opening and 10th anniversary launch of PIX: Habitat at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan in Delhi; an exhibition that will run until Friday 16 May. For those of you who don’t know about PIX, it is a photography quarterly that's been running since 2012 that functions on the basis of open calls for submissions from both amateur enthusiasts and professionals - based on a different thematic each time. The theme this year – ‘Habitat’, is an open ended and therefore expansive one that allows photographers to explore a number of varying perspectives and subjects. You can read more about the wide range of contexts that it offers here.
What’s unique about PIX is that it covers many diverse forms of the art, bridging the binary that normally exists between reportage and art photography. It has directed circulation in India and outposts in South Asia where the Goethe-Institut has a base.
The quarterly also features texts by authors of multiple disciplines which include art history, visual anthropology, philosophy, culture and technology studies as well as artists, curators, media practitioners, critics and students who provide original material that accompanies the art.
On its 10th anniversary, PIX will include the works of 16 different photographers from around the world, each with their own style of photographic practice who will try to understand a ‘Habitat’ in which people are grappling to strike a balance with their environment and constantly negotiating their own identities.
There will also be a presentation by Srinivas Kuruganti, an acclaimed documentary photographer who is now the photo editor of Caravan Magazine Delhi; and Hemant Sareen, an independent writer and artist who was a contributor and Associate Editor at the Hong Kong-based ArtAsiaPacific.
The featured photographers are Valentino Bellini, Asmita Parelkar, Alessandro Ciccarelli, Paolo Patrizi, Deepa Kamath, Pargol Einaloo, Amirtharaj Stephen, Anshika Verma, Antonio Martinelli, Devansh Jhaveri, Karthik Subramanyam, Rasel Chowdhury, Shovan Gandhi, Srinivas Kuruganti, Thomas Vanden Driessche and Tuhin Subhra Mondal.
The event explores various realms of the photographic arts in unique ways and would be a compelling event to attend for any creative, thinking mind in Delhi. You can check out the Facebook event and website for more information.
Image credit (main): Asmita Parlekar - From the series 'Giraffe Behind the Door: Life in Captivity', 2010
Words: Diya Gupta