TAPSA: Ranu Roychoudhuri, "Documentary Photography and Decolonization: The Works of Sunil Shah (1918-2012)"

Sunil Janah (1918-2012) was one of the most celebrated documentary photographers in mid-twentieth century India.Iconic images of the catastrophic and of the everyday emerged from Janah’s “social documentation” of the 1940s and his photographs of Indian industries from the 1950s. This paper will juxtapose these two different genres of images to analyze visualizations of historical moments during India’s passage from the colonial to the post colonial.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 4:30pm
Foster 103