Rewind to family photographs before the selfie era: Pout, pose, click and apply Instagram filter — taking a selfie today is a matter of seconds. Not so long ago, getting one’s photograph was a big deal, which meant dressing up to the nines and walking up to the studio at the centre of the town or waiting patiently for the studio photographer to set up … Continue reading Another way to put it…with Pondy ART
HERITAGE OF FAMILY Exhibition is drawing everyone’s attention! The exhibition is free and open to the public until 24 March! Continue reading Looking Closer!
By the 1880’s, commercial photo studios had found their way into the bazaars of the Presidency’s medium sized towns across India. Husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, grandparents and grandchildren could now walk into a studio, take a pose, and look into the camera to be fixed and framed. These family portraits not only present a visual record of a family’s history, often showcasing … Continue reading Opening this Wednesday in Pondicherry!
Pondy ART’s next exhibition is something totally different. Oh right, that is what you expect! For our next exhibition opening 25 February on the Beach Road, we are collaborating with the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) to present Heritage of the Family: Tamil Studio Portraiture (1880 – 1980) The exhibition presents a series of portraits collected from across Tamil Nadu by Dr. Zoe Headley and … Continue reading What’s Next? HERITAGE of the FAMILY