Photos: The Deepak Puri Collection / MAP, Bangalore
Earlier this year, the former general manager and photo editor of the Time-Life News Service’s South Asia bureau, Deepak Puri, donated his historic collection of photographs to the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) in Bangalore. Among the most important archives of 20th-century photo-journalism in India, Puri’s collection comprises over 150 photographs taken by some of the best practitioners of news and documentary photography anywhere in the world, like Pamela Singh, Sebastião Salgado and Raghu Rai among others.
A selection of these images was made available for a public viewing, for the first time ever, in Bangalore a few weeks ago, with a show titled The Deepak Puri Collection: Legacy of Photojournalism. Now, the exhibition travels to Delhi where it is slated to open on 28 October. Organised by Tasveer to mark its 10th anniversary, the event presents a rare glimpse into Puri’s collection of photographs, which together constitute a testament to our country’s past and a glorious tribute to the art of photography.
Legacy of Photojournalism opens at Exhibit 320 in Lado Sarai, Delhi on 28 October and goes on till 15 November.