Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Aditya Kapoor: As They Are

Photo © Aditya Kapoor-All Rights Reserved

I met Aditya Kapoor at the Delhi Photo Festival in October where he asked me astute questions regarding multimedia, and then at the Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap a few weeks ago. 

I thought i'd feature his work titled As They Are which underscores the fact that only the unintelligent and unthinking resort to stereotyping others. Aditya had the opportunity to photograph Indian Muslims posing in sets decorated with plastic flowers, against backdrops of gaudy colors and life-size cut-outs of Bollywood stars as "partners". He also showed this work during a portfolio review in Siem Reap.

Based in Delhi, Aditya covers socio-political issues and undertakes reportage, portraiture and photo features for the likes of The Independent, Getty Images, Financial Times, Hindustan Times, Mint (WSJ), Aljazeera, Tehelka magazine, andOutlook. He also worked on commissioned assignments for Pepsi, Cartier, Ferrari, Ericsson, United Nations, CARE, Star News, The Indian Ministry of Tourism and The Common Wealth Games Federation.