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Médiathèque Hélène Berr (FRANCE)
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Museu di Bastia (FRANCE)
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Institut du Monde Arabe - Tourcoing (FRANCE)
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Galerie DOMUS (FRANCE)
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Le Cairn - Espace culturel (SWITZERLAND)
From 2019-03-09 to 2019-04-07

Hugues de Wurstemberger - Farmers
Carmel de Libourne (FRANCE)
From 2019-03-14 to 2019-04-14

Jane Evelyn Atwood - Photo slide show
Salle polyvalente de Pomerol (FRANCE)
From 2019-03-16 to 2019-03-16

Stéphane Duroy - Distress
Commanderie Saint-Jean (FRANCE)
From 2019-04-05 to 2019-05-19

Rip Hopkins - Another Country
Théâtre de Corbeil-Essonnes (FRANCE)
From 2019-04-05 to 2019-05-19

Matrimania

Mahesh Shantaram

Galerie 78 - Indian Photography Festival
Road No 3, Near HITEX / Novotel Gate
500084 Hyderabad (INDIA)
+91 97049 99099

From 2018-09-06 to 2018-09-23


• 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

« Everything that’s great about our country and everything that’s wrong with it can be summarised in a single wedding. »

Mahesh Shantaram has begun his carreer as a wedding photographer in his home country, India. But he has over time transcended his role from meeting the expectations of that genre to being a witness of his own culture. He then started to question India’s paradoxes and has chosen to show well-off young couples hiring less favourited workers to achieve their Big Day Bollywood dream. So we see the confidence of the upper classes as the pressures of reality take flight and the servility of the lower classes, greasing the parts of the machine.

Matrimania is both a fictional wedding album of a six-year shoot and the image of an Indian unifying ritual, as Mahesh Shantaram put it. To him, this « need to celebrate matrimony » is one of the only common factors in a very divided sub-continent, making it a perfect mirror of its underlying basis.

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Bouda Ferhat
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Castro Prieto Juan Manuel
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Landry Amélie
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Terré Ricard
Tillim Guy
Tunbjörk Lars
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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