THROUGH THE LENS: OUR CHANGING CLIMATE
Presentation by James Whitlow Delano & Discussion with Prashant Panjiar
Thursday, 08 September, 2016 | 6pm onward
Japan Foundation, 5A, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, (near Moolchand Metro Station)
This event is being organised by Photo Concierge in collaboration with FICA, Nazar Foundation, and Japan Foundation, New Delhi, as part of the Pondy Photo 2016.
James Whitlow Delano has lived in Asia for over 20 years. His work has been awarded internationally: the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, PDN and others for work from China, Japan, Afghanistan and Burma, etc. His first monograph book, Empire: Impressions from China was the first ever one-person show of photography at La Triennale di Milano Museum of Art. The Mercy Project / Inochi his charity photo book for hospice received the PX3 Gold Award and the Award of Excellence from Communication Arts. His work has appeared in magazines and photo festivals on five continents. His latest award-winning monograph book, Black Tsunami: Japan 2011 (FotoEvidence) explored the aftermath of Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear disaster. He’s a grantee for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, for work documenting the destruction of equatorial rainforests and human rights violations of indigenous inhabitants there. In 2015, Delano founded @EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed, where photographers from six continents document global climate change on seven continents.
Prashant Panjiar is a self-taught photographer. He has worked as a photojournalist and editor in mainstream media at Patriot newspaper (1984-1986), India Today (1986-1995) and the Outlook Group of Publications (1995-2001). Since 2001 Panjiar has been working independently as a photographer specializing in reportage, editorial and documentary photography, a photo editor and curator. As an independent photojournalist, Panjiar has worked on stories for leading international and national publications such as Time Magazine, Focus, New York Times, amongst others. As a documentary photographer he works on issues of health, education and livelihood across Asia and Africa for international non-profit organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, American India Foundation, UNFPA, IPPF & HIV-AIDS Alliance.
Panjiar has curated all 3 editions of the Delhi Photo Festival of which he is the co-founder and co Creative Director. In 2014 he curated a permanent collection of contemporary photography for the new corporate building of Star TV India in Mumbai. In 2015 as Creative Director he curated, and helped conceive the first edition of Sensorium in, a festival of Arts, Literature & Ideas for Sunaparanta, the Goa Centre for the Arts. He is the project curator for Kanu’s Gandhi, the third title in the Nazar Photography Monographs series, and of the resulting exhibition that is currently on tour. Panjiar has served on the jury of the World Press Photo Awards, the China International Press Photo Competition, Indian Express Press Photo Awards and the National Foundation of India’s annual photography fellowship. Being one of India’s leading photo-practitioners, Panjiar is actively involved in mentoring younger photographers. Panjiar’s work can be viewed at www.panjiarphoto.com