India by Magnum- Plural Perspectives, photo exhibition at Bose Pacia, Kolkata

23rd May, 2008, Kolkata: A photo exhibition by Magnum photographers on India titled Plural Perspectives is currently shown at Bose Pacia, Kolkata with support from The Embassy of France in India and Alliance Francaise du Bengale. The year of India’s Independence, 1947, coincided with the birth of Magnum Photos, a cooperative agency owned by its members. This exhibition showcases the work of 14 Magnum photographers who followed the “pulse of the times” in their work lending a perspective to the images where in Henri Cartier-Bresson’s words “the little human detail can become a leitmotif”. The multiplicity of vision covering the silent scenes of Henri Cartier-Bresson to the light and shade of Gueorgui Pinkhassov and the classical graceful style of Raghu Rai are a delight to watch. The works of 14 photographers showcased include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raghu Rai, Werner Bischof, Marilyn Silverstone, Ferdinando Scianna, Bruno Barbey, Martine Franck, Steve McCurry, John Vink, Alex Majoli, Bruce Gilden, Carl De Keyzer, Harry Gruyaert, Gueorgui Pinkhassov.

India by Magnum- Plural Perspectives will be on view from May 6 to May 31, 6-8 pm at Bose Pacia Kolkata.

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