Daguerreotype to Digital: History of Indian Photography
28 February, 2015
Join documentary photographer and Executive Director of the Goa Center for Alternative photography (Goa-CAP), Pa. Madhavan, for a discussion on the history of photography in India.
Pa. Madhavan, is the Executive Director of the Goa Center for Alternative photography (Goa-CAP), a not-for-profit, state-of-the-art research and artistic space dedicated exclusively to photography. A firm believer of Gandhian principles, Madhavan started working as a documentary photographer, traveled around India documenting mining industry and its intrusion in the environment, tribals’ lives and their culture. After receiving a research grant from India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), he pursued a research project on Daguerreotype and Alternative Photography followed by studying photography in Paris and Peru. Presently he dedicates his entire time to Goa-CAP doing research, curating shows and promoting alternative photography in South Asia.
Goa Center for Alternative Photography is the only organization in the Asia region which experiments and practices alternative photography. Since 2009, the Goa-CAP has invited scholars, artists, and other cultural figures from around the world to work, exhibit, teach and present at the Center. Goa-CAP demonstrates proactive national and international leadership by educating through residencies, workshops, exhibitions and talk shows for the artists; cultivating and growing audiences; and initiating and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters.