MAP’s latest show traces the trajectory of Indian photography
“It has been a rather busy December for the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), Bengaluru. Earlier this month, it hosted Art Is Life: SoundFrames, in collaboration with the US’ Berklee College of Music, to celebrate music and its power to bring people together. And now an exhibition of photographs from its collection is being showcased at the Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) in Melbourne, Australia, as part of Visions Of India: From The Colonial To The Contemporary. Curated by Nathaniel Gaskell, writer and director of the MAP Academy, it is the first major survey of Indian photography in Australia.
The exhibition, divided across three broad periods—the 19th century, mid-20th century and contemporary—traces the history of photography in the subcontinent, not just as a product of political, cultural and material transformations but also as a space where centuries-old biases are reflected and contested.”