Showcasing Indian Photography to the world through international festivals & portfolio reviews
Photography in India
Dating back to 1840, photography entered India through travelling colonial photographers who captured and documented the historical monuments and diverse landscapes of the country. So India has not been familiar with the practice and art of photography for nearly 200 years now.
And still when we look at photography as an art form, it is more than evident that it is not getting its due in India. While small efforts are now being attempted by some other younger firms and festivals, more is definitely needed. Because, albeit unfortunately, fine-art photography is still not considered to be 'mainsteam' art in India.
And this is precisely why we have been committed - and will continue to be - towards enabling talented Indian photographers reach a global audience.
Taking inception in its founding director's, Dr Niyatee Shinde's, extensive and ongoing global work in the field of Indian photography, we are work continually to build an ecosystem for these Indian artists, which includes:
Showcasing works by talented Indian photographers at international exhibtions, conferences, symposiums, and photo-art festivals
Facilitating a platform for Indian photographers to engage and interact with globally renowned curators, musuem directors, critics, and photographers
Building a not-for-profit institution that will be committed to visual art practices, legacy techniques of photography, photo-history, and academics on the subject
Engaging The World
PINGYAO INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL (PIPF)
Invited Curator for India: NIYATEE SHINDE Curator’s Brief: Sense of a Happy Life Participating Artists: AjitBhadoria, SL Shanth Kumar, Venkatesan Peevee Perumal, Vivek Mariappan, Sandeep Dhopate and Subho Dutta
PIPF is one of the world’s largest and most important photography events in the world held in the Ancient City of Pingyao in China. This was our third representation at this very significant festival that showcases important international photographers, curators, and organizations, each year. Bhadouria was awarded the Excellent International Photographer Award.
LANDSKRONA FOTO FESTIVAL
Curators & Editors: Niyatee Shinde, India & NiclasOstlind, Sweden Title: View India: contemporary photography and lens-based art from India
View India was the India edition of LandskronaFotofestival’s annual series of exhibitions highlighting photographers from different countries. The aim was to unfold stories about contemporary life experienced by photographers practising in India, formed by local and national historical circumstances and contexts. The exhibition catalogue presented the contemporary Indian Photography scene as it included interviews with 19 photographers, curators, writers, educators, etc from India and was published by Walther König Verlag with a world-wide distribution.
Annual meeting of international photography curators, writers and directors of photography Museums and Institutions Hosts: Preus Museum, Morten, Norway
Illustrated lecture presentation by Niyatee Shinde Subject: Early Indian photography in the big picture
The presentation was a rich pictorial mapping of the early history of Indian photography. From important photographers wielding the camera with collodion and glass plate negatives to practitioners experimenting with albumin printing and hand-tinted images, the talk presented the rich history of the medium in India, much to the keen interest of the international audience.
Make it to the world stage
Participate in the Photo Fora competition and stand a chance to make to get recognised by international experts!
Photo Fora is India's first online portfolio reviewing platform. Join the intiative and get your portfolio reviewed by globally renowned curators, musuem directors, and photogrpahers; and stand a chance of not only getting expert insights but also an opportunity to interact with the best in the field.
TurmericEarth is proud to support the ZiiP Foundation in creating a platform for Indian photographers to get international recognition for their talents through this initiative.
Access Global Audience
Online Video Sessions
Journey To Success
If you are a photographer and striving to make it big at the global stage, start your journey with us through Photo Fora!
Over 3 decades of association and involvement with international and Indian photography has enabled us with access to photographers has enabled us with access geographies, focus-area, styles, and concepts.
As a result of this, we can uniquely positioned to provide customized and curated portfolios of photographic artworks and prints as per requirements form:
Collectors and patrons with a passion for the photographic arts building a personal collection
Organisations and corporates setting up a collection or needing prints for their office spaces
Interior and space designers needing specific themed photogrpahic prints for their projects
Our commitment and passion to support the photographic arts has transcended from vanilla commercial propositions into a much larger and long-living cause which has taken the shape of us instrumenting the establishment of a foundation dedicated towards the photographic arts.
With Dr Niyatee Shinde, veteran artist Deepak Shinde, and Shoan Shinde as the founding directors of the institution, the goal of the Foundation is to create an ecosystem for the global art practitioners, and especially for Indian photographers. The Foundation has been legally instated and is in the process of planning and developing the necessary infrastructure for the organisation's campus.
To be situated in the quaint south-Goan village of Zalor in Varca, the Foundation will be developed over phases but in a holistic manner to provide:
An institution to teach legacy photography practices such as deguerreotypes & linotypes, as well as affliate courses on photography archiving and history of the photographic art practice
Artist studios for international and domestic artists to practice their work while exploring the serenity of Goa; as well as an art centre & amphitheatre to host indigenous performing artistes
A repository and library housing an extensive collection of books on the practice & its history, and photographic albums archived at the institution for scholars and experts on the subject to undertake their research
Looking for something else?
To be honest, there is a lot that we really do; and it would have been just too much to put down all of it here. But we understand art. So we know that things can be unique and might need to be customized at times. The same can be the case with what you need help with.
Do share your details with us, and we'll do our best to help with what you're looking for.