HYDERABAD 2015

When

1st to 10th October 2015

INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL - HYDERABAD 2015
celebrating the art of photography

The Indian Photography Festival (IPF) - Hyderabad, a Not-For-Profit initiative of Light Craft Foundation along with Telangana Tourism is India�s newest international photography festival, showcasing a wide range of photography across all genres from portraits and landscape through photojournalism to fine-art by emerging and legendary photographers from India and around the globe. The IPF creates a platform for the professional and aspiring photographers, the photography lovers and the public where the IPF strives to promote the art of photography at the same time addressing the social issues through the medium of photography.


IPF is a citywide, highly participatory event that explodes in arts and cultural venues, on the streets and in communities from Oct 1 - 10, 2015. The festival will have Featured Exhibitions, Panel Discussions, Artists Talks, Portfolio Reviews, Photography Workshops, Open Studios & Book Launches. All in all, the event is the latest and most exciting addition to a line-up of increasingly influential fests around the world and is set to establish itself as the must-see contemporary art event on the Indian cultural calendar.

Team
Aquin Mathews | Festival Director
Chandrasekhar Singh | Programming Head
Swarat Ghosh | Program Manager

Festival Committee
Vinay Parab | Ismail Shariff | Namrata Rupani | Nishanth Kumar Biderkote | Raj Kumar | Nivedita. N

Seminars & Lectures

SCREENINGS

Frozen land, forgotten people - Barbara Davidson
Kathmandu: Before and After the Quake - Jonah Kesnel
Sentimental - Abul Kalam Azad
Emerging Talents 2015 - Lens Culture
Jewel of the Eastern Ghats - Devidas Manghnani
Emerging from the darkness - Kaushal Parikh
50 Mins - Saptarshi Sanyal
In Pursuit of HOPE - sourabh paul
From the street - Satyanarayana Gola

Click here to find more about the schedule

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

The portfolio reviews at the Indian Photography Festival is exclusively for the emerging and professional photographers, which gives an incredible opportunity to obtain valued feedback and critiques from the industry's top professionals.

List of Portfolio Reviewers:

JOHN ISSAC
Former Photography Head
United Nations
AMIT MEHRA
Documentary Photographer
Julia Durkins_
Director - Auckland Festival
of Photography
BENJAMIN LOWY
Photojournalist
Reportage by GETTY
D. Ravinder Reddy
Photojournalist
BARBARA DAVIDSON
Pulitzer winning - LA Times
Staff Photographer

Each participant can choose up to 3 Reviewers in order of their preference and the festival committee will see that the participants will get their/closest choice of reviewers. The number of participants for the portfolio review is limited to 50 people. The interested participants should send 10 images (single/story) along with their resume to pgm@indianphotofest.org. The selected participants for the portfolio review will be notified through a mail prior to the review date.

Fees for the Portfolio review session is 1000 INR | Students - 500 INR.

ARTIST TALKS

Hearing artist's talk about their work can be fascinating. We have a series of artist talks by eminent photographers sharing their photography techniques and inspirations. A good opportunity for photographers and photography enthusiasts to ask questions about their work and progress and share their ideas.

JOHN ISSAC
Former Photography Head
United Nations
BALAN MADHAVAN
Wildlife Photographer &
ILCP Fellow
BENJAMIN LOWY
Photojournalist
Reportage by GETTY
RUSSELL HART
Former Photo - Editor
American Photo
BARBARA DAVIDSON
Pulitzer winning - LA Times
Staff Photographer
ADITYA ARYA
Photographer & Archivist
IPAF
D. Ravinder Reddy
Photojournalist
MICHAEL BONFIGLI
Photo Journalist
Metro Collective
AMIT MEHRA
Documentary Photographer
SAMAR S Jodha
Photographer - Artist
K. Vishwender Reddy
Photographer - Artist
Ravi Reddy
Photographer
Chinky Shukla
Photojournalist
Michael Monteiro
Photographer
Kashish Parpiani
Photographer
Raj Lalwani
Photographer & Editor -
Better Photography
Krishnendu Saha
Photographer
Ritika Baheti
Photographer
Chirodeep Chaudhuri
Photographer & Editor
National Geographic Traveler India

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

MASTER CLASSES FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERTS

JOHN ISACC

FORMER UN PHOTOGRAPHER

RUSSELL HART

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

BALAN MADHAVAN

WILD LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER

BEN LOWY

GETTY PHOTOGRAPHER

FESTIVAL PROGRAMS

Festival Opening

5 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium

Master Class with John Issac, Ben Lowy & Russell Hart - Day 1

9 AM - 6 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Talk - Aditya Arya - Visual Archives of Kulwant Roy

11 AM @ State Art Gallery


Seminar - A Photographer's guide to managing your online presence like a pro - Gurpreet Singh (Founder and CEO - Pixpa Inc.)

4 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Artist Talk - Balan Madhavan

5 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Panel Discussion - "Formal Education in Photography" - Importance ???

6 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Artist Talk - Ben Lowy

7:00 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Artist Talk - Amit Mehra

8 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium

Photo walk with Ben Lowy

8 AM @ Location will be revealed to the participants 1 day before the walk.


Master Class with John Issac, Ben Lowy & Russell Hart - Day 2

9 AM - 5 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Wildlife photography: The expert approach by Balan Madhavan

1 PM - 5 PM @ State Art Gallery - Conference Room


�An Overview of Digital Printing Media� Vimal Parmar (DGM�Technova)

4 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Artist Talk - D. Ravinder Reddy

5 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Panel Discussion - Copyright Law: Photography - India vs Global

6 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Evening Screening

7 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Artist Talk - Barbara Davidson

7:30 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium

Talk - John Issac & Balan Madhavan

8 AM @ KBR Park


Master Class with John Issac, Ben Lowy & Russell Hart - Day 3

9 AM - 5 PM @ State Art Gallery - Conference Room


Talk by Raj Lalwani & Kashish - Merwan Tales

4 PM - @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Artist Talk - John Issac - The Art of Seeing

5 PM - @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Panel Discussion - Writing Skills: Importance in Photography

6 PM @ State Art Gallery � Auditorium


Monsoon Raga � Jaywant Naidu

7:00 PM @ State Art Gallery Auditorium


Artist Talk - Russell Hart

7:30 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium

Portfolio Review - John Issac, Russell Hart, Amit Mehra, Ben Lowy, Julia Durkins, Barbara Davidson, D Ravinder Reddy

10 AM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


A Round-table on Water: Impact of Climate Change and Our Responses

10 AM - 1 PM @ Rock Art Gallery, State Art Gallery


Artist Talk - Ravi Reddy

6 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Panel Discussion

7 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Artist Talk - Chinky Shukla

8:00 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium

Lecture - John Issac & Russell Hart

11 AM @ JNAFAU


Artist Talk - Ritika Baheti | Chirodeep Chaudhuri | Krishnendu Saha

7 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lamakaan

Workshop with school students on Climate Change

09 AM - 2 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Artist Talk - Michael Monteiro

6:30 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Artist Talk - Michael Bonfigli

7:30 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium

Artist Talk - Bharath Bhushan

5:30 PM @ State Art Gallery � Auditorium


Panel Discussion

6:00 PM @ State Art Gallery � Auditorium


Evening Screening

7:00 PM @ State Art Gallery � Auditorium


Artist Talk - P.V Sivakumar

7:30 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium

Digital Post Processing Workshop - Abhishek Mukherjee (Solution Consultant, Adobe)

3 PM - 5 PM @ State Art Gallery � Auditorium


Evening Screening

5:30 PM @ State Art Gallery � Auditorium


Artist Talk � Samar S Jodha

6 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium


Artist Talk � K. Vishwender Reddy

7 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium

Festival Closing Ceremony

6 PM @ State Art Gallery - Auditorium

Sponsors & Partners

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Printing Partner

DSLR Lounge Partner

IT Partner

Hospitality Partner

Major Venue Partner

Media Partner

Cultural Partner

Venue Partner

Professional Partner


VISIT HYDERABAD

October is one of the best month to visit Hyderabad. And there is no time like the Indian Photography Festival 2015.

Indian Photography Festival 2015 is a MUST to include in your itinerary whether you are visiting from other parts of India or overseas. The 2015 Festival runs from 1 - 10 October.

You are invited, from every corner of the world to join us for the Indian Photography Festival 2015.

EXPLORE HYDERABAD AND TELANGANA

Hyderabad is the capital city of the Indian state of Telangana. Endearingly named the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions such as age-old Heritage monuments, Gardens and Resorts, Lakes, Parks, Museums, delectable cuisine and an exciting shopping experience. For a tourist, Hyderabad is one place that offers fascinating panorama of the past, and is a blend of rich cultural and historical traditions spanning a history of 400 years. The city of lights, Hyderabad is known for offering many tourist attractions. The city has an average temperature of 22-34 degree Celsius and the best time to visit is from September to March.

There's so much of Hyderabad to see and experience, and the best place to discover all that's on offer is at the official "Hyderabad website".

Find out more about what Hyderabad and Telangana can provide at the "Telangana Tourism website"

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel Daspalla

Looking for the perfect hotel to stay in Hyderabad during the Indian Photography Festival ? We are proud to recommend Hotel Daspalla as our Official Accommodation Partner for 2015.

Daspalla, a Four Star Hotel in the heart of Hyderabad, Hi-tech City, better known as the Silicon Valley of the India. It is thirty minutes away from the airport, is centrally and conveniently located. Rooms have a spectacular view of Hi-tech city skyline to the west and lush green landscape of Jubilee Hills to the east. Rooms will book up in advance, be sure to BOOK NOW!

Call Suniel Kripe @ +91-89789 22003 or email to fom@daspallahyderabad.com to get the best deals.

Distance from the Festival Hub (State Art Gallery - Madhapur): 10-15 minutes by walk.

CONTACT US

  • Festival Hub : State Art Gallery
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University
  • Alliance Fran�aise
  • Salarjung Museum
  • Rainbow Art Gallery
  • Kalakriti Art Gallery
  • Shilparamam
  • State Museum
  • Taramati Baratari
  • Nabannoo
  • KBR Park
  • Lamakaan
  • Our Sacred Space
  • Gallery Cafe
  • Inorbit Mall
  • Saptaparni

Festival Hub
State Gallery of Art
Road No. 1, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500 013

Festival Office
Light Craft Foundation
# 507, Plot/ Sy # 120, Manikonda, Nr. Lanco Hills
Hyderabad, India - 500075

Tel : +91-9963124445 / Email - info@indianphotofest.com