Ram Rahman | 'J. H Thakker's Studio Process' | Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla

Event Date: 
11 February 2016 - 6:00pm
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to a lecture on "JH Thakker's Studio Process," by Ram Rahman, photographer and curator, on Thursday, 11th February, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

Presented as part of the outreach for the ongoing exhibition,‘Silver Magic: Vintage Photographs of the Golden Age of Hindi Cinema, Portraits by J. H. Thakker,’ Ram Rahman's lecture will explore JH Thakker's studio process. Focusing on the elaborate lighting and time consuming procedure of making these remarkable portraits, he will explore how the lighting was a crucial factor in creating the emotional power of this work. He will also discuss how studio lighting has entered into the street photography of Philip DiCorcia, Jeff Wall and Gregory Crewdson in the US and in the work of Max Pinckers in India, all of whom create fictional worlds in the street with a complex relationship to documentary reality.

Ram Rahman is a photographer, artist, curator, designer and activist. He initially studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later completed a degree in Graphic Design from Yale University School of Art in 1979. His most recent solo shows include, 'Bioscope: Scenes from an Eventful Life' presented by Bodhi Art in 2008 and 'Visions of India: Photographs by Ram Rahman' at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2002. Amongst the shows Rahman has curated are 'Heat:Moving Pictures Visions, Phantasms and Nightmares' at Bose Pacia in 2003 and 'Noor Devyani Krishna, A Retrospective' at the National Gallery of Modern Art in 2000. Rahman is one of the founding members of the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) in New Delhi, a leader in the resistance to communal and sectarian forces in India through its public cultural action. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

The lecture will be held on Thursday, 11th February 2016, in the Education Center, at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.

Do join us for tea at 5:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 6:00 pm. Since the seating is limited, we request you to please RSVP with us by email ccardoza@bdlmuseum.org.
We look forward to seeing you at the lecture.

With warm regards,
Tasneem Zakaria Mehta

Managing Trustee & Honorary Director
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Veermata Jijamata Bhosale Udyan
A-91 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road
Byculla – East, Mumbai – 400 027
Tel: 65719211

Courtesy: India Photo Studio


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