Capturing Heritage

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by Huda Tayob

To commemorate the European Heritage Days this year, several Alliance Française in India launched photography contestes which took place in August and September 2012. Respectively, the contest were conducted at Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Jaipur.  While Mumbai and Jaipur themed the contest as hidden heritage of the city, the Alliance Française of Bangalore launched #BelleBangalore on their social network Français Mathadona as did the Alliance Française of Madras with Madras on the Move.

With the exemplary success of the photography contest themed Planète Femme last year, it was only fitting to have another one this year to celebrate the historical, architectural and artistic heritage of these cities  through the digital and social media participation (photography) on TwitterInstagram or Ning and pedagogic activity of literature and french language.

Avi Saha

by Anvita Pauranik

Accordingly, the theme Hidden Treasures of Mumbai was chosen by the cultural committee at Alliance Française de Bombay. Initially only for members, it was made open to everyone on demand.
The theme was a major hit on the free photo sharing portal Instagram. The popularity of the contest snowballed into around 500 pictures tagged #hiddenMumbai by instagrammers. The jury composed of professional in the art of franco-indian photography Matthieu Foss, Elise Foster Vander Elst and Fabien Charuau chose the winning pictures. In the first place stands Huda Tayob, 2nd place goes to Anvita Paraunik and at 3rd place is Ami Saha. Besides, the jury has also chosen two pictures that merit being called ‘coup de cœur’ shall be unveiled on 18th September at Café Zoé starting 6pm.

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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 ...