Livres en vie at AF Delhi

An image from the upcoming exhibition 'Livres en vie' at AF Delhi | Photo Credits - Jean-Marc Godès

There is an oft-quoted adage which states that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is related to a phenomenon called Picture Superiority Effect wherein images are more likely to be remembered than words. It is curious then to explore the works of the artist-photographer Jean-Marc Godès whose entire artistic research is dedicated to the […]

French Seascapes at AF Bangalore

An image from Maia Flore's exhibition 'Imagine France by the Sea' at AF Bangalore

The French novelist Gustave Flaubert reportedly said that travelling makes one modest as it makes people realise the tiny place they occupy in the world. Indeed, we are often told that voyages are not really about the destination but about the journey itself. On a material level, this journey might be about external landscapes but […]

Through a Woman’s Eyes

An image submitted by Constanza Portnoy - the winner of the 2018 edition of the Award

Despite concerted efforts to achieve equality, women’s voices are frequently marginalised and even suppressed around the world. Not only does this lead to an unfortunate lack of diversity but can literally put women’s issues out of sight. Organised by the the International Women Photographers Association (IWPA), the International Women Photographers Award are part of the initiatives […]

Ajay Bhatia Captures The City of Light

An image of the Eiffel Tower from Ajay Bhatia's exhibition "City of Light, One Day in Paris" at AF Chandigarh

Paris is often considered the Mecca of Art and Culture. Artists and intellectuals have flocked to the French capital for several generations in search for inspiration. The city, in turn, has often played muse to these thinkers and been immortalised in their works. The Chandigarh-based photographer Ajay Bhatia, who has spent years documenting architecture across […]

No Rain over AF Bombay’s Parade!

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The monsoons of Mumbai are legendary – and not in the way Barney Stinson uses the word! For a city known for the resilience of its denizens, nothing quite brings Mumbai to a halt like a downpour – trains get delayed, roads get blocked and appointments are rescheduled. The rainy season in Mumbai presents a […]

The Play Of Light – Towards An Exhibition!

The Leading Photograph for the Exhibition "The Play of Light"
Photo Credits: Ajay Bhatia

Born on October 6, 1887, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris – better known as Le Corbusier – was a giant of 20th century architecture. The imprint of his radical re-imagination of urban life can be found in cities as varied as Brasília and New York. In a fitting tribute to commemorate the maestro’s 50th death anniversary, Alliance Française de Chandigarh will […]

Climate – State of Emergency!

"Flooding" by Marc LAMEY, Miami (United States, 2014) - Part of the photo exhibition "Climate - State of Emergency"

The Earth’s climate has always been dynamic and in a constant state of flux. What is troubling, however, are the unprecedented changes that human intervention have triggered around the world. From 30 November to 11 December 2015, France presided over the twenty-first conference on climate change or COP21 to facilitate international cooperation on combating these changes. An historic agreement to combat climate change […]

Framed For Good!

"Study with the help of potato biomass" by Dipayan Bhar. Winner of the second prize at the International Photography Competition organized by the Fondation Alliance Française

Every year, the Fondation Alliance Française organizes an international photography competition via its network of Alliances Françaises around the world. For the 5th edition of the photo contest, the Fondation Alliance Française chose the theme Climat, état d’urgence i.e. Climate, State of Emergency to coincide with the twenty-first conference on climate change, more commonly known as […]

Danayita Singh, chevalière

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Article first published by The Institut Français in India – Award and Honour: Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres was bestowed upon Dayanita Singh by His Excellency François Richier Ambassador of France to India at the National Museum on 10th March. The ceremony began with the ceremonial lamp lighting by Dr. V. Venu, Director General National Museum, […]

Faites / Fête de la photo !

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  Article publié sur le site de l’Institut Français en Inde. “Everyone is a photographer now, remember. That’s the great thing about photography.” – Martin Parr, Photographer Fête de la Photo celebrates photography in various forms of its evolution. Envisioned to take place in 12 different Indian cities in partnership with The Alliance Française, it […]

Rédaction

Directeur de publication : Délégation Générale de la Fondation Alliance Française en Inde et au Népal

Rédacteur en chef : Laurent Elisio Bordier

Rédacteur/Coordinateur national : Siddharth Bhatt

Rédacteurs, contributeurs : Guillaume, Abhirami, Alexandre, Chintan, Cléa, David, Eleonore, Elie, Kanika, Karine, Nita, Thomas, Malvika, Marie-Joëlle, Meera, Mayuri, Mitushi, Alice, Prutha, Romain, Ritika, Manas, Supriya ...