Rare Indian photographs to visit Regina


Release date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

REGINA - Lovers of photography and history alike will have a rare opportunity to view a breathtaking exhibit of Indian archival photography when it stops in Regina this month.

Kulwant Roy (1914-1984) was a photo journalist ahead of his time. The images in this collection of his work get up close and personal with the critical leaders and events that led to India's independence.

Nearly 100 15 x 20" black and white photographs offer a rare glimpse into India's political and cultural history.

Featured icons include Jawahar Lal Nehru (India's post-independence prime minister), his daughter and grandson Indira and Rajiv - also prime ministers - as well as Lord Mountbatten, Mohandas Gandhi, and even Jacqueline Kennedy.

Exhibit curator Aditya Arya - himself a noted commercial, travel, and food photographer based in Delhi - was mentored by Roy. Arya will accompany the exhibit as it tours North America this month.

What: History in the Making: The Visual Archives of Kulwant Roy, Curated by Aditya Arya Where: 5th Parallel Gallery, Riddell Centre, University of Regina When: Now until June 6 (with extended hours during the Mosaic festival) Official opening: June 2 @ 5pm.

Where: George Bothwell Library Programme Room When: June 10-17

MEDIA LAUNCH: June 10, 2009 @ 7 pm, 5th Parallel Gallery, with presentation by Curator, Aditya Arya

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This leg of the tour is organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations and India Canada Association, Regina in cooperation with the Dunlop Art Gallery and Regina Public Library.

For further information or interview bookings: Renu Kapoor, tel XXX.XXXX

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