Womenfolk in vintage ‘Tasveer’

Imagine how therapeutic it is to visit an exhibition featuring 54 photographs of womenfolk from different social and cultural backgrounds. Such a photography exhibition, “Subjects & Spaces: Women in Photography”, was organized by National Institute of Design (NID) in collaboration with ‘Tasveer’, a Bangalore-based Art gallery,  in Ahmedabad from November 8 to 17 in 2013. It is an impressive and strong piece of work portraying women in Indian photography from the 1850s to the 1970s in the form of studio portraits, film stills, post cards, cabinet cards and lobby cards.

(Photographs by Asavari Sharma).

Some prominent faces displayed in monochrome were Maharani Gayatri Devi and filmstar Nargis Dutt. All the photographs date back to a time when it was uncommon to click women. The collection mostly showcases many nameless women in unusual and fascinating settings. This was perhaps the highlight of the entire exhibition.

Extreme right: Gayatri Devi. Image source: Tasveer
Nameless yet enchanting women. Gayatri Devi (extreme right). Source: Tasveer.


2 thoughts on “Womenfolk in vintage ‘Tasveer’

Leave a Reply!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s