Different perspectives on photography were shared at a one-day seminar, The Age of the Photograph 2022, organized by Kerala Lalithakala Akademi in association with Japan Foundation and Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru, in Kochi on Saturday. It was part of the culmination of Tohoku – Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers, a photography exhibition held at the Durbar Hall Art Gallery which ended on Saturday.
Presenting a research paper titled Archive Building and Alternative Histories, Kathmandu visual arts expert Nayan Tara Gurung Kakshapati said family photo albums illustrate alternative histories. She presented pages from the old family photo albums of Sasikala Sarma and Prathibha Suveditwo seasoned journalists from Nepal, to explain his point of view.
“Every photograph is a nail in the coffin of our past,” said filmmaker RV Ramani. Reliable Copy’s Sarasija Subramanian said the focus on the visual being essential to editing guided us, as images play a key role not only in the flow of information, but also in gathering and research. information from different histories and geographies.
The seminar was organized by the Dean of the Srishti Manipal Institute, Meena Vari.