JaipurPhoto 2018

Hawa Mahal – City Palace
Jantar Mantar – Albert Hall Museum
Jaipur, India
23​ February – 4​ March 2018

Following the success of JaipurPhoto in 2017, the international outdoor photography festival will be held from 23​rd​February till the 4​ th​ March​, 2018 in Jaipur. Produced by Orange Cat Productions in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, and with the support of the Birla Corporation Ltd., a total of fourteen exhibitions will be staged across the city of Jaipur. Locations include the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, the Jantar Mantar and the Albert Hall Museum, with site-specific exhibitions and large-format prints adapted to the exceptional architecture of the venues.

For 2018, the participating photographers include: TERJE ABUSDAL |   ARKO DATTO | MR.  CHAND  &  CHRISTOPHE  PREBOIS  |  SALVATORE  VITALE  |  NOLA  MINOLFI  |  JASON  FULFORD  |   ASMITA PARELKAR  |   SEBASTIAN  BRUNO  |  TEREZA  ZELENKOVA  |  JOHN  MACLEAN  |  REGINE  PETERSEN  |  ​SOHAM GUPTA​.  ​
The list of speakers includes: ERIK KESSELS  |  AVEEK  SEN  |  JASON  FULFORD  | ARKO  DATTO  | AARON SCHUMAN  |  CHRISTOPHE PREBOIS  | VAL WILLIAMS | ANNA FOX

By exhibiting outdoors, in public locations, using large-size prints, an alternative way of viewing photography is being encouraged by the festival – one that is more accessible to the public and open to all.

During the opening weekend (23rd to 25th February, 2018), a series of talks, lectures and screenings at the Jawahar Kala Kendra by renowned personalities from the world of photography will complement the festival’s exhibitions. Our list of panelists features such distinguished speakers as Jason Fulford, Aveek Sen, Val Villiams, Anna Fox, etc. The inaugural lecture will be presented by the influential artist, curator, collector and ad man from The Netherlands, Erik Kessels. During those three days, Jaipur will become a platform for thinking and discussing photography.

“One of the gems of the 2018 edition is a show that will be staged in the UNESCO world heritage site, the Jantar Mantar. We are excited by the prospect of inserting contemporary photography into this monumental setting, and we have found a very interesting photographic work by the German photographer Regine Petersen, which documents meteorite falls the world over, including one in Rajasthan itself: the meteorite fall that took place in Kanwarpura village in 2006”. Lola Mac Dougall, Artistic Director, JaipurPhoto

“A highlight of the upcoming edition is an exhibition of select works taken from the archives of the Mr. Chand, who over forty years, ran his photo studio in the city of Ajmer. This collection of studio portraits, selected by the French artist Christophe Prébois, is so remarkable that we have decided to give it one of our most important venues: the first-floor platform of the Hawa Mahal”. Nikhil Padgaonkar, Producer, JaipurPhoto

The festival is delighted to announce that for the 2018 edition, the American-born, UK-based artist, writer, academic and editor Aaron Schuman has been invited as the festival’s guest curator​. This year, both the title and theme of JaipurPhoto take their inspiration from the classic 1966 song by Simon & Garfunkel – ‘Homeward Bound’.

JaipurPhoto will also host one collateral exhibition by Clare Arni at the City Palace presented by the Mumbai based TARQ​ gallery.