Trivandrum: Alliance Française de Trivandrum is hosting ‘Pondichery: Une Ville, Un Lieu, Une Personne’, an exhibition of photographs and poems by Pascal Bernard and Anupama Raju from July 20 to August 04, 2012. Adoor Gopalakrishnan will inaugurate the exhibition at the Art Gallery, Alliance Française de Trivandrum on July 20 at 6.30 pm.
An Indo-French project, ‘Une Ville, Un Lieu, Une Personne’ (One City, One Place, One Person) explores Pondicherry through the photographs of Pascal Bernard, a photographer from La Rochelle, France and the poetry of Anupama Raju, a writer based in Thiruvananthapuram.
‘Une Ville, Un Lieu, Une Personne’ is based on the belief that people and places are what make a city and shape its character. Therefore, the project explores Pondicherry through photographs that feature a cross-section of the town’s residents and poems inspired by the photographs.
The project uses ‘tryptiques’ – sets of three photographs – that tell a small story of different people and their favourite places in Pondicherry. Each tryptique has a picture of the person, a picture of the person in the place of his / her choice and a shot of the actual place. Every tryptique is accompanied by a poem by Anupama.
Commissioned in 2011 by Alliance Française de Pondicherry and Le Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France, ‘Une Ville, Un Lieu, Une Personne’ is the result of a joint residency in Pondicherry in August 2011 between Pascal and Anupama. The project debuted as an exhibition of photographs and poetry in La Rochelle, France in May 2012 and opened in India at the Alliance Françaisede Pondicherry earlier this month. The exhibition will also visit Chennai in September.
Pascal has been an independent photographer for over three decades now. An Indophile, he has been capturing the depth and nuances of India through his lens. Published widely, Anupama is a writer and corporate trainer with UST Global, a leading IT company in Technopark, Trivandrum. Her work features in the Harper Collins’ Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry (2012), Yellow Nib Modern English Poetry by Indians and Ten – The New Indian Poets.
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