Pablo Bartholomew, the highly respected photographer best known for his work in India, will be at HOST presenting a slideshow of images and talking to Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph. Pablo is currently in the United Kingdom on an artists residency working in Leicester on a project about the Indian community.
At HOST Pablo will speak about his experience in Leicester, and on developing his project showing parts of this and other works completed in America, France and Mauritius with the Indian community. In conversation with Mark Sealy they will discuss the nature of representation of India - how indigenous voices outside of the photo agency world can inform our view as outsiders. Pablo will also look back at his celebrated career spanning more than 40 years as a photographer, sharing his early documentary work, and specifically discussing the tradition of photography that exists in the family.Pablo Bartholomew
Pablo Bartholomew is a self-taught, Indian photographer. He was awarded first prize by World Press Photo in 1975 for his series on morphine addicts. In 1984, he won the World Press Picture of the Year for his iconic image of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
As a photojournalist, he documented societies in conflict and transition for over 20 years. His work has been featured in magazines like New York Times, Time, Life, Newsweek, Business Week, National Geographic, Geo, Der Spiegel, Figaro Magazine, Paris Match,Telegraph and the Sunday Times magazine, Guardian and Observer Magazines.
As an artist he has exhibited internationally at the Noorderlicht Photo Festival “Another Asia”, Netherlands,2006; ChobiMela, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2006; Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia 2006; Month of Photography, Tokyo, Japan 2007; Recontres d'Arles, Festival of photography, Arles, France, 2007; Private Spaces Public Places, Newark Museum, USA, 2007 & Noorderlicht Photo Festival “Act of Faith”, Netherlands 2007, Bodhi Art, New York 2008, Bodhi Berlin 2009, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2009
See also: http://www.pablobartholomew.comMark Sealy
Mark Sealy is the Director of Autograph ABP, he works internationally to educate the public in photography by addressing issues of cultural identity and human rights. Autograph ABP achieves this through formal and informal education programmes, exhibitions, publishing, and the creation of an archive of culturally diverse photography that is accessible to the public for research. Established in 1988 with the aim of advocating the inclusion of historically marginalised photographic practices, Autograph ABP also collaborates with peer organisations, nationally and internationally, to develop, exhibit and publish contemporary and historical photography.
See also: http://www.http://www.autograph-abp.co.uk[photos by Pablo Bartholomew: Priya, Zarine and a friend, New Delhi 1975 | Bohpal Gas Tragedy 1984]