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 the Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur. Have a look.
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.
The venue saw many interactive sessions from famous travel photographers. Here are pictures from the venue – auditorium of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
One of the very interesting sessions 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 the major hobbies of Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh II. A large number of pictures found in his archives go on to prove his love for photography.
Giles Tillotson confirmed that Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh II got many of his portraits clicked, proving that portrait photography was of his special interest.
One of the picture of Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh II.
During these sessions, travel photography books were also on display; curated & hosted by the BIND collective. Visitors were free to browse through the books on display.
A list of books on display was also shared.
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!