Hyderabad, a multi-faceted city known for centuries as Golconda, the city of Hyderabad is back on the banks of the Garonne river! In the 18th century, it inspired Aline, Reine de Golconde, a famous opera by Michel-Jean Sedaine and Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny. In the 1860s, Louis Rousselet, a pioneer of travel photography, captured its fort and cenotaphs among the first photographs of the famous “City of Pearls”, preciously preserved today at the Goupil museum in Bordeaux.
Booming for the past ten years, the capital of Telangana is now unfolding in an unbridled urbanization, shaped by urban highways slipping between spectacular granite formations and a string of natural lakes.
Hyderabad in Bordeaux
From August 11th to September 24th, 2021, Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region and a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France, will host an exceptional international exhibition on the many faces of the fascinating city of Hyderabad. This exhibition on the gates of the Public Garden of Bordeaux features works of 10 Indian photographers curated by Aquin Mathews from the Indian Photo Festival.
The Indian Photo Festival (IPF) – Hyderabad is India’s longest running international photography festival showcasing a wide range of photography from India and around the globe with a series of events including: talks and discussions, portfolio reviews, screenings & workshops. The IPF creates a platform for the professional and aspiring photographers, the photography lovers and the public where the festival promotes the art of photography and at the same time addresses the social issues through the medium of photography. More information: www.indianphotofest.com/
A Franco-Indian cooperation
This exhibition is being held within the framework of the cooperation agreement that links Bordeaux Métropole and the State of Telangana since October 13th, 2015. The signing of this agreement has not only made it possible to coordinate the various collaborations around the sustainable city and the urban services, but also to ensure continuity in exchanges and strengthen political, economic, cultural and interpersonal relations between these two partners.
Photographers whose works feature in this exhibition:
– Kommidi Vishwender Reddy
– Satyanarayana Gola
– Jovy Thomas
– Padma Gopalakrishnan
– Radha Varanasi
– Prudhvi Chaudhary
– Suresh Kandukuri
– Saurabh Chatterjee
– Vinod Venkapalli
– Kandukuri Ramesh Babu