Catch A Photography Exhibition On Mumbai’s Hidden Heritage

September 20, 2012 8:02 am by
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When you think of Mumbai’s heritage architecture, you instantly think of the city’s more grandiose examples, such as its neo-Gothic buildings and Art Deco strip. To mark Heritage Days, an annual week-long event in France during which people are allowed to visit historic buildings that are normally closed to the public, the Alliance Française has organised Hidden Treasures of Mumbai, a week-long photography exhibition that seeks to show a subtler side of Mumbai’s heritage. Displayed at Café Zoe, the show has works by 20 contestants who participated in a competition held by the French cultural organisation in August. The contestants, who were asked to take pictures of things in and around heritage structures and areas that are not immediately identifiable, sent six photographs each that were judged by Elise Foster Vander Elst, the director of consultancy Asia Art Projects; photographer Fabien Charuau; and curator Matthieu Foss. Alliance Française received 500 photographs, even from people who did not register for the competition. The images have been tagged in a gallery on Instagram that you can view here. The three winners of the competition were Huda Tayob, Anvita Pauranik and Ami Saha. To see some of their photographs, click on the “view slideshow” button, above.