Principal Lecturer in Photography exhibits in Houston, USA

The exhibition features 48 leading or emerging photographic and new media artists of Indian origin.

Max Kandhola's portrait collection
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Max Kandhola's portrait collection

Max Kandhola, Principal Lecturer for BA (Hons) Photography, is exhibiting at the Fotofest 2018 Biennial India Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art exhibition in Houston, Texas.

With a focus on India, a nation of more than 1.3 billion people and the world’s largest democracy, the exhibition features 48 leading or emerging photographic and new media artists of Indian origin, working both in India and internationally, thus presenting a diverse range of approaches and ideas.

As part of Max’s ongoing research on identity, race and racism issues, his exhibited work will include a new series of portraits, spanning over four Houston venues. Max will also be taking part in panel discussions and visiting schools as part of the visual literacy programme.

Outside of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Max is a fine art documentary photographer with a philosophical approach, exploring the medium as used within a cultural discourse.

Max explained: “My work over the years has dealt with a variety of issues, including death and dying, faith, landscape, the diaspora, identity, and British boxing.”

“The artists, all of Indian origin, were selected by a process of portfolio reviews and face-to-face meetings with nearly three times as many artists than are in the show. The final short list was arrived at by assessing the engagement of their works with both the issues and the technology that define photography in the world today,” said Biennial Lead Curator Sunil Gupta.

The Biennial exhibition will be accompanied by six weeks of related programming including exhibition tours, talks with artists, films, lectures, literary events and a special two-day symposium.

Principal Lecturer in Photography exhibits in Houston, USA

Published on 12 March 2018
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Culture; School of Art & Design

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