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Travel photo Jaipur /Pt III

This post is in addition to my earlier post on Travel Photo Jaipur, a Photography festival in Jaipur – Travel Photo Jaipur Part II and Travel Photo Jaipur Part I.

As mentioned earlier, Travel Photo Jaipur was a multi day and multi event festival. It involved large canvas size print put on display at many historical and heritage locations across Jaipur city.

Albert Hall museum was one of the chosen sites. Here are pictures from Albert Hall museum, Jaipur. Have a look.

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Open air display of large canvas size frame at Albert Hall museum Jaipur. Travel Photo Jaipur, a photography festival
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close up shot of open air large canvas on display at Albert Hall museum, Jaipur during Travel Photo Jaipur

 

Apart from the above, major events including discussions, talk shows etc were held at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK), Jaipur’s landmark venue for arts and creatives. There were similar large size canvas prints featuring another famous travel photographer at JKK, as well. Here are few pictures from Jawahar Kala Kendra.

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Travel Photo Jaipur, photograpy festival at Jawahar Kala Kenrda, Jaipur.
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Close up of information on photographer, Laurent Chehere at Travel Photo Jaipur, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

 

The venue saw many interactive sessions from the famous travel photographers. Here are pictures from the venue – auditorium of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

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Outside the auditorium, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur – welcoming the visitors to Travel Photo Jaipur
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Visitors walking to auditorium at Jawahar Kala Kendra during Travel Photo Jaipur.

One of very interesting session at Travel Photo Jaipur was the one with Mr Giles Tillotson. The topic of the session was photography by Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh II (1835-1880 AD), considered  one of the earliest proponents of photography in Jaipur. Photography was one of major hobbies of Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh II. A large number of pictures found in his archives goes on to prove  his love for  photography.

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Giles Tillotson discussing on photography by Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh II at Travel Photo Jaipur.

Giles Tilotson confirmed that Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh II got many of his portraits clicked, proving that  portrait photography was of his special interest.

One of picture of Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh II.

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Picture of Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh II, Jaipur

During these sessions, travel photography books were also on display; curated & hosted by BIND collective. Visitors were free to browse through  the books on display.

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Bind collective section just outside auditorium at Travel Photo Jaipur

 

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BIND Collective at Travel Photo Jaipur

A list of books on display was also shared.

 

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list of books on display at bind collective at Travel Photo Jaipur

 

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Postcards for sale, by Bind Collective at Travel Photo Jaipur- Jawahar Kala Kendra

 

In all, it was surely a very interesting event…one of the first in travel photography in Jaipur. What made the festival interesting was that the visitors & organizers  were quite focused. Unlike other modern festivals in Jaipur like Jaipur literature festival, Jaipur theater festival etc, which have become lifestyle events, this was a welcome change. If you are into photography, watch for Travel Photo Jaipur, next year!

Related Read:

Travel Photo Jaipur Pt I

Travel Photo Jaipur Pt II

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