Be it "the city that never sleeps" or "the city of dreams", Bombay is seen through various lenses. Our online talk #BombayThroughLens - People, Place And Perception explores the dichotomy in India's Urbs Prima where a day can easily feel as long as a year. Explore the city through humour and frames of daily life which define the city. And then segue into the archives of a photographer's lens which capture the ironies of life in a booming megacity and are a tribute to the magic in the mundane.
Please note: The Zoom link will be shared a couple of hours before the event.
About the speaker
Ritesh Uttamchandani started as an intern in the photo department of The Indian Express. He has then worked with Hindustan Times and the OPEN Magazine. Over the last decade and a half, he has witnessed and documented major events of national and international importance in the Indian subcontinent. In 2018 he self published his first photo book, The Red Cat and Other Stories, which looks at the city of Bombay through the lens of a fable his mother narrated. He is currently based in Bombay, and has freelanced with publications like TIME, Newsweek, Grazia(Italy), L'Usine Nouvelle, Internazionale, St. Petersburg Times, GEO, National Geographic Traveller, DUMMY and Wasafiri.