For Immediate Release       Contacts:  
April 10, 1998              Kumar Kalantri, Gallery At 678 (212) 260 0867  
                            Arjun Janah (718) 232 3406

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PRESENTS

Gujerati fisherwomen, Western India



SUNIL JANAH

PHOTOGRAPHING INDIA

1942-1978

the country and the people,
the struggle for independence,
the casualties of partition



Exhibition curated by Ram Rahman


August 15 - September 25, 1998

Sunil Janah is a pioneer of Indian photojournalism. He captured history in the making, documenting the people's struggles against colonialism and the emergence of independent India after 1947.

He continued, through four decades, to record the joys and travails of the common people of India. Traveling extensively through this vast country, he photographed its varied landscapes, its cultural traditions of architecture, sculpture and dance, its remote tribal peoples, and its rapid industrialization and urbanization.

Through these photographs of India and its people, Sunil Janah conveys the tenacious diversity of cultures, religions and ethnic groups across the regions, creating a panoramic, yet intimate, picture of India that challenges many of our conventional assumptions.

His work has educated, moved and motivated several generations of Indians. Although this has given him an almost legendary stature in India, his work has had very limited exposure in this country.



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