Entries by #iamdpc

What an engaging evening! Prashant Panjiar

by Samar S Jodha What an engaging evening!  Prashant Panjiar launched his book with a perfect combo of Shekhar Gupta walking us through not just the images but the times they both were out there making the reporting. From hanging out with the Mujahideens while dodging bullets from the Soviets in Afghanistan, frozen on a bridge […]


by Samar S Jodha Viewer Discretion: Nudity Having worked in fashion photography at the start of my career led to one clear understanding. It’s mostly about selling perception, vanity and other self-image projection. Once I met a designer in Milano, and she put it perfectly, “When you walk into a room full of people and […]

The Analogue Days Of Photography

by Samar S Jodha The Film Camera:  The Principal was to observe, absorb and then hit the shutter. No carpet bombing /No screen/No instant gratification. Darkroom Printing: No assembly line looking/digital spitting prints cause there was human intervention while printing in the darkroom. The more one mastered the printing process, the better one managed to […]

Photography & The Real Heroes

by Samar S Jodha To me, photography practice is like a pyramid—nothing to do with what is more or less creative. So the way it goes, the most significant amount of professionals are passport, school-student photographers, above sits weddings, then comes travel ones, on top sits commercial & advertising, followed by a lesser number of […]

Olympics and Activism Art

by Samar S Jodha Bhopal-A Silent Picture Two Olympics back, in 2012, London was hosting the summer games, with DOW chemicals as their sponsor, yes, the owners of Union Carbide, the MNC with blood on their hands of thousands in that chemical poisoning. The “all is well” brands are very good at Profits from all […]