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CISA Lunchtime Talk: "Images for Change"

The UCLA Center for India and South Asia presents Parthiv Shah in a"Monday mela" noon lecture.

Monday, October 24, 2011
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bunche Hall, Room 10383


Parthiv Shah is a Fulbright Scholar visiting UCLA from his home in New Delhi, India, where he serves as the founder-director of the Centre for Media and Alternative Communication.  Prof. Shah is a photographer, filmmaker, and graphic designer. He has made several documentary films, curated exhibitions, and has several photo-books to his credit, including books on street children and transgenders in India. He has taught about photography and design in India and beyond, including at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Growing up in a family of artists and through his own professional training, he brings an interesting intersection of art, photography and design to his work.

Lately Prof. Shah has been particularly interested and engaged in working on the issue of image perception and representation. His visual journeys have lead him into working with communities which are finding a mainstream voice. Parthiv loves traveling, cooking food, listening to music and flying kites.



I will be presenting work created at the Centre for Media and Alternative Communication (CMAC). CMAC works in the field of culture, design and media. Its role has been to create an interface between artists from different genres, to facilitate and to provide a platform for production, cultural exchange of art and ideas, and dialogue in the visual and performing arts. A key objective of the organization is conceptualizing and implementing specially designed productions mounted on excellent technological skills. Over nearly a decade the organization has developed projects and campaigns through different art practices such as new media design, performance, video, public and community based art and dialogue, sound and other experimental modes of cultural production.

Light refreshments will be served.  

Cost : Free and open to the public

Sponsor(s): Center for India and South Asia

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