The Outreach Programme in collaboration with AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia organized an exhibition titled “Photography as Archive: A Student Perspective” as part of the 2nd Delhi Photo Festival, 2013.
The exhibition was inaugurated on Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Prof. S.M. Sajid, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia at M.F. Husain Art Gallery. This was followed by a short slideshow presentation by Sabeena Gadihoke, an AJK-MCRC faculty member and one of the curators of the exhibition, titled “Lost and Found.” The slideshow showcased an archive of her family photographs.
This exhibition showcases sixteen works by the students of Post Graduate Diploma in Still Photography and Visual Communication.
These student projects comment on personal photography by using found photographs or images from their own families and neighborhood studios. They use readings to explore styles, practices, histories, technologies and cultures of photography. Originally made as power point presentations these projects have been specially redesigned for this exhibition, keeping the original concepts intact.
The exhibit was also co-curated by Sohail Akbar, another AJK-MCRC faculty member.
The other guest speakers for the event were: Prashant Panjiar, one of the curators of Delhi Photo Festival; and Prof. M. Obaid Siddiqui, Director, AJK-MCRC.