This symposium celebrates the launch of two new anthologies on South Asian photography and cinema. Unframed: Discovering Image Practices in South Asia (Alkazi Foundation for the Arts & HarperCollins Publishers India) and Bombay Talkies: An Unseen History of Indian Cinema (Alkazi Collection of Photography & Mapin Publishing) provoke a renewed look at questions of artistic practice and its relations to collaborative worldmaking, knowledge production, and archival memory.

Join our esteemed panel of speakers–artists, scholars, curators, and filmmakers-as they discuss the histories and futures of lens-based practice in and on South Asia.


Annu Palakunnathu


Bakirathi Mani

Chitra Ganesh lIftikhar Dadi

Noam MElcott

Sudhir Mahadevan

Closing remarks Mira Nai



Debashree Mukherjee, Columbia University

Rahaab Allana, Alkazi Foundation

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