13 August 2022, 11:00 am
Twin Sisters with Cameras
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions, Webcasts
Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC
End Date
27 August 2022, 07:00 pm

An exhibition of photographs by Debalina Mazumder and Manobina Roy
Curated by Sabeena Gadihoke, Mallika Leuzinger and Tapati Guha-Thakurta
This exhibition delves into the photographic lives of twin sisters Debalina Mazumder (1919-2012) and Manobina Roy (1919-2001). Their practice encompassed a range of subjects and genres, joint experiments with light and shadow in 1930s Ramnagar (Benaras) giving way to striking portraits of family and friends in and around their homes in Calcutta and Bombay and distinctive glimpses of 1960s Europe.
Inauguration by Sharmila Tagore on Friday, 12 August 2022 at 18:30

 The Art Gallery will remain closed on 15 August 2022

Curators Walks
On 13 August 2022 at 12 noon - Curators Walk with Sabeena Gadihoke; and at 5 pm with Mallika Leuzinger
On 14 August 2022 at 12 noon and 5 pm – Curators Walk with Mallika Leuzinger
On 20, 21 and 27 August 2022 at 5 pm – Curators Walk with Sabeena Gadihoke

Thursday 18

Discussion ■ Seminar Rooms I to III, Kamaladevi Complex at 18:00
On the eve of World Photography Day

Panel discussion on The Home and Beyond: The World of the Amateur Photographer
Panelists: Sabeena Gadihoke, Professor, Video & TV Production, AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia; Mallika Leuzinger, historian based at the German Historical Institute, London; Suryanandinin Narain, Assistant Professor, Visual Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Uma Chakravarti, feminist historian, filmmaker and archivist
(Collaboration: CREA; Jadunath Bhavan, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata; and with the support of PhotoSouthAsia, MurthyNAYAK Foundation)