The Theatre of Real Life

Kolkata, India, March 2014

Workshop by Wolfgang Zurborn
in the framework programme of the exhibition
The DWIH New Delhi – Excellence on Tour 2014

Swastik Pal

Photographs by:
Imran Ahmed • Soumya Sankar Bose • Sayantani Chaki
Arko Datto • Kannagi Khanna • Swastik Pal
Shankar Sarkar • Partha Sengupta • Akash Upadhyay

Imran Ahmed

The photo workshop The Theatre of Real Life by Wolfgang Zurborn was part of
the framework programme of the exhibition The DWIH New Delhi – Excellence on
Tour 2014 in Kolkata, which has the target to intensify the international cooperation between India and Germany.

Wolfgang Zurborn worked together with 9 young indian photographers, recommended by Manik Kaytal, Suvendu Chatterjee and Rishi Singhal. The target of the workshop was to develop their personal photographic visual language. They used the medium photography to react immediately on situations in urban life, to find the intense moments, the surprising constellations of people, objects, signs and architectural spaces in the streets.

The results are showing a deep interest for the conditions of everyday life in the Indian society. In many different ways the participants are expressing their passions, reflections, emotions, questions by looking at their country between tradition and modernity.

Kannagi Khanna

Shankar Sarkar

Arko Datto

Thanks for the great cooperation to:

Deutsche Forschungsbemeinschaft (DFG) and the German House for Research & Innovation (DWIH New Delhi),
espacially to Dr. Annette Doll-Sellen and Dr. Alexander Hansen,

The Science City Kolkata for the workshop space and technical support,

Rishi Singhal for his great support during the workshop
and Manik Kaytal and Suvendu Chatterjee for nominating so good photographers for the workshop.