The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first major survey of historic and contemporary photography from the subcontinent.
This landmark exhibition explores culture and modernity through the lens of photographers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, with over 300 works by 70
artists. Images on show range from the earliest days of photography in 1860 to the present day. Seminal works from the most important collections of
historic photography, including the renowned Alkazi Collection in Delhi, the Drik Archive in Dhaka, the Abhishek Poddar Collection in Bangalore, and the White Star Archive in Karachi join many previously unseen images from private family archives, galleries, individuals and works by leading contemporary artists.
This winter the Gallery brings to life a vivid vision of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as seen through the eyes of their photographers. A dramatic epic of political and social change – as it has unfolded across two centuries – is set against the continuities of family, ancient culture and the natural environment.
Alongside this landmark exhibition is a series of late night events of Spoken Word and Music evenings in the Café/Bar and Gallery 3
Pakistan born poet Akhtar is the co-producer of La Langoustine est Morte series at the poetry café and is published in SKALD, Trespass, The London Magazine, and Salt
Sascha Aurora Akhtar – Free Entry – 7pm -11pm
Thursday 4 March
Pakistan born Sascha Aurora Akhtar was recently listed as one of the top twelve poets to read by The Guardian. She is Co-Producer of the successful La Langoustine Est Morte series held at the Poetry Café and is published in SKALD, Trespass, The London Magazine, and by Salt.
Co-Founder of Outcaste Records and Rough Guides CD compiler and writer, DJ Ritu currently broadcasts for BBC London presenting the culture-crossing show, A World In London. She curates a season of music including her acclaimed club night.
Friday 5 March, £10/£8
London’s Premiere Bollywood Club Kuch Kuch is coming East. More than just a club night Kuch Kuch is an experience where dancers and musicians perform
alongside the sounds of current & classic Bollywood beats expertly mixed by resident DJ Ritu and guests.
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