Exhibition “India Visible and Invisible”

  • Start: March 9, 2018 8:30 am
  • End: April 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas, United States

Opening Reception: March 9, 7:30p.m.

Admission is free.
All photos are available for sale.

RCC “Our Texas” is a Participating Venue of FOTOFEST Houston 2018.

This year the biennale is dedicated to the contemporary photography of India. We present photo series by two Houston photographers, who traveled to India.

Well known Houston photographer Vladimir Frumin had participated in FOTOFEST in 2008 and 2014. Vladimir Frumin won Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Award by Houston Center for Photography. One of his portfolios had been chosen by Sony for an exhibition in Summerset House (London).

Says Vladimir: “I accidentally came across materials about ancient city of Varanasi in North India. I got inspired and travel there to create series of photos “Anticipation of death”. However, arriving there, my conception has been changed. I saw not quite the picture I expected to see. I became more interested in the street life of pilgrims and locals, which I attempted to reflect in these works.”

Lola Vayner is a photo journalist with Russian newspaper “Our Texas”. Her series of photos is dedicated to the creative elite of South India: musicians, dancers, translators and journalists. This cultural layer usually escapes the attention of tourists. But India is not complete without it.

“I first came to India in 2011, not as a tourist but as a family member. I was lucky to meet and become closely acquainted with people that in European countries are called “bohemia”. I saw their life from inside.”, says Lola Vayner.


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