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Three Women and a Camera

2024-04-21 23:07:55

Sabeena Gadihoke

Three Women and a Camera


March 9, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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Mazumdar-Shaw auditorium
22, Kasturba Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar , Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560001
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Homai Vyarawalla, Delhi, Mid 1950s. Courtesy of Sabeena Gadihoke. 

Three Women and a Camera 56 minutes | English | 1998 

Join us to for a screening of a documentary by Sabeena Gadihoke on 3 female photographers: Homai Vyarawalla, Sheba Chhachhi and Dayanita Singh. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and filmmaker.  

Three Women and a Camera is a film about Homai Vyarawalla, India’s first woman photojournalist for three decades from the late 1930s, and two contemporary female photographers — Sheba Chhachhi and Dayanita Singh. Vyarawalla’s work underscores the optimism and euphoria of the birth of a nation, while Chhachhi and Singh attempt to grapple with the complexities and undelivered promises of the post-independence era. This film debates their concerns regarding representation, subject-camera relationships, and the limits and possibilities of still photography in India in the late 1990s.

The film Three Women and a Camera has won several awards, including the second prize at Film South Asia, documentary festival at Kathmandu, Nepal, 1999 and a Certificate of Merit at the Mumbai International Film festival for animation, documentary and short films, 2000.



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Sabeena Gadihoke


Sabeena Gadihoke is Professor at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia. Gadihoke, who began her career as a filmmaker has published on contemporary documentary films, photography, popular visual culture and female stardom in Bombay cinema. She has written a book on India’s first woman press photographer Homai Vyarawalla titled Camera Chronicles. A photo historian and curator, she curated retrospective shows on Vyarawalla as well as commercial photographer Jitendra Arya at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Her most recent exhibition (co-curated) titled Twin Sisters with Cameras on the photographs of Debalina Mazumder and Manobina Roy travelled to Calcutta, Delhi, Lucknow and Bangalore.

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