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Calling Attention to the Unremarkable

Discarded items take centrestage in Jiaxi Yang’s photographs of still life. By relocating them from their original contexts, she aims to call attention to the unexceptional, and at the same time, defamiliarise the ordinary.

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February 2021

In-between Worlds

Through his peculiar yet alluring three-dimensional collages, Zeren Badar explores his unconditional love for paintings.

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February 2021

Modern-day Arcimboldism

Klaus Enrique invites you into his world of sinister yet breathtaking contemporary renditions of faces that are made entirely up of organic matter.

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February 2021

A World Reimagined

Ruben Lundgren along with Timothy Prus bring you the most creative, bizarre visuals of Chinese delicacies.

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February 2021

The Inevitability of Death

The tradition of memento mori, a literal translation of which is “remember that you must die” has its roots in 17th century Dutch paintings where objects, for instance, a skull, was used as a reminder of the inevitability of death. It existed long before the Victorian era, a time during which it became even more popular.

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February 2021

Travelling Along the Distance of Familiarity

Humans carry an indelible penchant for travel. We began travelling far back when civilisation did not exist. Our reason then had to do with fulfilling out dietary needs. As time progressed we settled down and ceased foraging, but this did not stop us from travelling. We continued to travel out of curiosity, out of a need to conquer, to barter, and to learn. With the invention of the camera, travelers turned photographers could visually document the sights that they witnessed. Photographs became sought-after records, and perhaps held more significance than oral and written testimonies. Photographs also became a gateway for those who didn’t have the means to travel, to learn about cultures different from their own.

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February 2021

A Taste of the Wild East

Sanjiv Valsan paints a captivatingly intimate portrait of Arunachal Pradesh’s indigenous tribes through their food and culture.

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February 2021

Tamron 17–70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD - A Versatile Companion

Tamron launches the world’s first zoom lens with a wide aperture for APS-C systems, the 17–70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD. Nilofer Khan puts it on BP’s test bench.

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February 2021

Sony Alpha 7s III - Low Light Specialist

The long-awaited Sony Alpha 7S III comes over five years after its legendary predecessor. The scenario has changed since then. Does it still maintain its competitive advantage? K Madhavan Pillai finds out.

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February 2021

Fujinon XF 16–80mm f/4 R OIS WR - A Lens that Serves All Purposes

Conchita Fernandes tests the Fujinon XF 16–80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens to see if it could possibly be the only lens you’ll need for your Fujfilm X-series camera.

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February 2021

Julia Margaret Cameron

Priyanka Chharia takes you back to the start, and revisits the fascinating fairy tale that was Julia Margaret Cameron.

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January 2021

Henry Peach Robinson

Raj Lalwani discusses the work of Henry Peach Robinson and marvels at how this pictorialist’s thought process influences photography even today.

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January 2021

Robert Cornelius

Besides being the first ever portraitist, Robert Cornelius was a pioneer who gave the daguerrotype its much needed finesse. Raj Lalwani rewinds.

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January 2021

William P Gottlieb

Conchita Fernandes traces the life of William Paul Gottlieb, who is perhaps one of the very few photographers whose revelatory visuals documented the meteoric rise of jazz music in the United States.

8 mins read
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January 2021

The Tragic Life of a Divine Muse

Few have been able to express themselves as boldly, carefree and enigmatically as Virginia Oldoini, the Countess of Castiglione.

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January 2021

BenQ PhotoVue SW321C - Big, Bold & Beautiful

This is absolutely everything you’ve always wanted in a photographic monitor, and a whole lot more. K Madhavan Pillai puts the the BenQ PhotoVue SW321C to the test.

10+ mins read
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January 2021

Augustus Washington

Tracing the history of African American photographers, Supriya Joshi chanced upon the works of Augustus Washington. She reveals his unforgettable story.

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January 2021

André Disdéri

Supriya Joshi introduces you to the life and work of André-Adolphe Eugène Disdéri, the pioneer of commercial photography.

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January 2021

A World of Her Own

Ileana Montaño takes Nilofer Khan through her spellbinding reveries that render a lyrical depiction of the mundane beauty around us.

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January 2021

URBAN INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS CITIES OF MEMORIES

A place has hundreds of fleeting moments, each woven intricately at every nook and corner, waiting to be noticed. Since 2011, the URBAN International Photo Awards has been recognising those who portray these enchanting moments. Promoted by dot ART, the contest had a distinguished panel of 29 jurors, including Alex Webb, President of the jury, Rebecca Norris Webb, Nick Turpin, Tadashi Onishi, and Christy Karpinski, among others. The jury went through thousands of entries submitted in four categories—Single Pictures, Project & Portfolio, Best Author and Urban Book Award.

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December 2020

The Pocket-sized Sony Alpha 7C

Auditya Venkatesh talks about the newly launched Sony Alpha 7C and what makes it the perfect camera for all your photography needs.

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December 2020

The Secret World of Lewis Carroll

The Story Behind the Picture

1 min read
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December 2020

Sony BP WPOY 2019-20 Prizes

Sony BP WPOY 2019-20 Prizes

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December 2020

Leica Introduces a New Edition in its Q series

Leica has launched a new iteration in the Q series lineup, the Q2 Monochrome. It features a 47.3MP full-frame black-and-white CMOS sensor.

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December 2020

Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone Photographer, Passes Away

Baron Wolman, who captured the most iconic images of rock and roll stars, passed away on 2 November, at the age of 83. He was battling with ALS.

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Better Photography
December 2020

Fujifilm Unveils a Specialised Version of its GFX100

Fujifilm has announced a unique version of their existing GFX100 camera, the GFX100 IR.

1 min read
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December 2020

Canon eos R5 - Fabulously Feature Rich

Boasting a large number of industry-leading features, the Canon EOS R5 sets a high bar for its competitors. K Madhavan Pillai puts it to the test.

6 mins read
Better Photography
December 2020

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