Sooni Taraporevala’s exhibition is just opening in Mumbai today, Friday 10th of March, features photographs captured with analog film cameras some decades ago. Sooni, a well-known artist, wrote the screenplays for Salaam Bombay and The Namesake. Apart from her writing skills, she is a reputed photographer. She captured mundane and exceptional moments with her gear all over the world and not to forget in her beloved Mumbai.
You might know her photo book entitled ‘Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India; A Photographic Journey.' If not find out where to get it. It is worthwhile. Her photographs were included in Tate Modern’s 2001 exhibition ‘Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis.' Some of her work is part of the collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and you can find her work as well at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Her latest exhibition ‘My Analogue World’ just opened at the Gallery MMB in Mumbai as an homage to the analog era. Playing with memory and nostalgia and at the same time a visual account of personal history. Taraporevala shows what the medium of photography that was once every photographer’s bread and butter can produce.
The show is not merely an epitaph for analog. Instead, Taraporevala’s show rediscovers the power of the analog era, combining elements like art, technology, and experience into a visual tale.
Capturing the mundane and the extraordinary you get a glimpse into social and community settings from a time gone by. You can visit the exhibition at the Max Mueller Bhavan Gallery from Fri, 10.03.2017 until
Sun, 23.04.2017. More information here.