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PARSIS - an exhibition of photographs b y Sooni Taraporevala presents familiar works from her seminal book on Parsi s\, but mostly comprises of works\, yet unseen. Many of these photographs h ave been viewed across the world\, but amazingly this is their first exhibi tion in her beloved city of inspiration.

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Though Tarapor evala grew up surrounded by images in a family of avid amateur photographer s\, she only began photographing in 1977\, when as an undergraduate at Harv ard University\, she borrowed money from her roommate to buy her first came ra – a Nikkormat. Her foray into the world of photography was largely self- taught\; the photographer she most admired and still does was Henri Cartier Bresson. His love of geometry and the decisive moment found an echo in her black and white work\, and she reveals a similar unerring instinct for cap turing the usually unseen.

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In 1982 she met photographer Raghubir Singh\, who saw amongst her eclectic collection of photographs th e subject that had been staring her in the face\, but that she had failed t o see: a photographic study of the community to which she belonged. What ha d begun as a nostalgic and personal journey then grew into a more objective project that encompassed a world larger than her immediate family. Encoura ged by Singh\, a maestro of colour photography\, she began to shoot in colo ur.

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Whilst her book documented the Parsi community in a ll its aspects\, the exhibition claims no such responsibility\; it is a jou rney through a photographer’s eye\, of images that will continually draw yo u in\, revealing a depth that brings something new to the viewer each time.

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Sooni Taraporevala\, award-winning screenwriter (S alaam Bombay! Mississippi Masala\, Such A Long Journey\, The Namesake) and filmmaker (Little Zizou) was first a photographer. She is the author of a book of photographs PARSIS A Photographic Journey (2000\, 2004). Photographs from PARSIS were included in Tate Modern’s Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis\, London 2 001\, Lille 3000\, France 2006\, India Moderna at the Ins titut Valencia d’Art Modern\, Spain 2008\, Photoquai\, Musee de Qu ai Branly\, Paris 2009. She was honoured with a solo show at Harvard Univer sity’s Sert Gallery in Cambridge USA\, October 2012.

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DTEND:20130504 DTSTAMP:20140416T222513 DTSTART:20130306 GEO:19.0759837;72.8776559 LOCATION:Chemould Prescott Road\,Queens Mansion\, 3rd Floor G. Talwatkar Ma rg\, Fort\nMumbai \, Maharashtra 400 001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Parsis\, Sooni Taraporevala UID:263129 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR