1st Jadavpur University Photo Fest jointly presented by Victoria Memorial Hall, Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata and Jadavpur University and organised by Jadavpur University Photographic Club, is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the city to understand photography in the context of contemporary visual art practices, actuate alternative discourse and inspire fresh experiments through open-air exhibitions, curated projections, panel discussions, workshops and much more.
The first edition of the festival will be held from 24th February to 5th March, 2017 hinging on the theme 'Home'.
Harsha Vadlamani is an independent photojournalist based out of New Delhi and Hyderabad, India. His work focuses on environment, agrarian crisis and issues of development and displacement in rural India. He is also the founder and curator of Galli, an online publication showcasing visual storytelling from India.
His work has been commissioned and published by The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, GEO, Financial Times Magazine, BBC and CNN among others.
Harsha is the curator for the Print Section of 1st Jadavpur University Photo Fest, 2017.