Presented by FotoFest International and the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center Houston

Architectural photography in the context of contemporary political realities. Visual artist, Ram Rahman, will discuss how architecture and site, both historical and contemporary, are interpreted as political realities change - and how readings of the photographic document change over time.

FREE and open to the public. 

Delhi’s modern architecture in the years after independence in 1947 was actively promoted by Jawaharlal Nehru, who brought the first generation of trained architects to the capital to construct the infrastructure of the new nation. A visionary figure, Nehru’s inspiration propelled architects like Habib Rahman to design and build on a huge scale with very limited resources. In recent years, this legacy is being threatened by anti-modernist philosophies.

Visual artist, Ram Rahman, will discuss how architecture and site, both historical and contemporary, are interpreted as political realities change - and how readings of the photographic document change over time.

This talk is presented as part of the FOTOFEST 2018 BIENNIAL, focused on INDIA / Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art, on view through April 22, 2018. Details on the Biennial exhibition and other programs may be found at  www.fotofest2018.art.