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Candid The Life and Lens of Homai Vyarawalla
Curated by: Beth Citron
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011


July 6th, 2012 - January 14th, 2013
Opening: 
July 6th, 2012 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
 Jawaharlal Nehru caught by the camera at Palam airport while waiting for his sister, Vijayalakshmi Pandit, the Indian Ambassador in Moscow , Homai VyarawallaHomai Vyarawalla,
Jawaharlal Nehru caught by the camera at Palam airport while waiting for his sister, Vijayalakshmi Pandit, the Indian Ambassador in Moscow ,
1954, gelatin silver print
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Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) was India’s first female photojournalist. This exhibition, the first on Vyarawalla outside of India, will present her press photography from 1940 to 1970 and narrate her extraordinary life with photographs of her, a biographical film, and ephemera from her career.

From early in her career, Homai Vyarawalla documented key events from the generation around Independence, including the historic meeting of Gandhi and the Congress Committee on the 1947 plan for partition, and she recorded the visits to India of world leaders and dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh, and Zhou Enlai. She was revered in India and her recent death at age 98 generated tributes around the world. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi.


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