NewsCenter -TDO-The “Rare Archival Photographs of Gandhi in His 150th Year” Exhibition hosted by the International Federation of photography and the Embassy of India consequence of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the independence movementwas opened at the art gallery of “Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey.
Sanjay Bhattacharyya, India’s Ambassador to Turkey, Hüseyin Sarı, FIAB Exhibition Hall Manager, Murat Bekyürek, board member of TFSF (Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey), and invited guests attended to the opening ceremony.
Ambassador Bhattacharyya informed the invitees about the historical meanings of the photographs, whose negatives were taken from the foundation of India Photographic Archive.
"Gandhi, who favours peace and Justice, smiled at those who came to him without saying women, old and children," said Ambassador Bhattacharyya, noting that Gandhi's unique squares were included in the exhibition.
Bhattacharyya said that photographs of Gandhi's train travels in cheap compartments to different countries with his goat were also included in the exhibition.
An exhibition of photographs by Kulwant Roy, one of the first freelance photojournalists working in Modern India's pre-and post-independence periods, from the 1930s to the 1960s was presented to art lovers.
In the process of documenting, preserving, repairing and archiving Kulwant Roy's visual treasures, curator Aditya Arya has discovered an invaluable visual archive containing many unpublished photographs of a crucial period in Indian history.
The exhibition can be visited at the Turkish photography Federation Art Gallery until the November 29th.