Tasveer organises the opening of The Deepak Puri Collection: Legacy of Photojournalism
October 5, 2015: Tasveer and MAP (Museum of Art & Photography) are opening the exhibition Legacy of Photojournalism: The Deepak Puri Collection at Exhibit 320 on October 28, 2015.
In early 2015, the former general manager and iconic photo editor of the Time-Life News Service’s South Asia bureau, Deepak Puri, donated his historic collection of photographs to the Museum of Art & Photography, MAP, in Bangalore. One of the most important archives of 20th century journalism in the country, this collection of over 150 photographs includes some of the best practitioners of the documentary aesthetic. In collaboration with Tasveer, as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, this exhibition — a selection from the larger collection — will make these photographs available for public viewing for the first time.
Legacy of Photojournalism includes a selection of works from over 30 photographers, including internationally acclaimed seminal photojournalists such as James Nachtwey, Sebastião Salgado and Raghu Rai, to name but a few.
In conjunction with the exhibition a new publication, produced by Tasveer in collaboration with MAP, will further be launched — to serve as a catalogue and commemorate the donation of this remarkable collection to the museum. Carrying two new original essays by Pico Iyer and Ned Desmond, and a foreword by Tim McGirk, it will also include additional reproductions from the larger museum collection, aside from those already part of the show.
Legacy of Photojournalism: The Deepak Puri Collection is a collateral event at the Delhi Photo Festival 2015.
Dates: Opening and Private Preview: 28th October 2015, 6.30 pm
Exhibition continues: 29th October - 15th November 2015
Coordinates: Exhibit 320, F- 320 Lado Sarai, New Delhi, India