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INDIA HABITAT CENTRE to host HABITAT PHOTOSPHERE a month long photography festival that puts the focus back on sustainable development through exhibitions, workshops, film festivals, curated walks and more:December 1 to December 31, 2016

New Delhi:BeginningDecember 1, the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi will transform itself into a multi-layered art gallery with both its indoor and outdoor spaces bustling with exhibitions, workshops, curated walks, talks, film festival et al to host one of the most awaited photography festivals of the year, HABITAT PHOTOSPHERE. The month-long photography festival is an initiative of India Habitat Centre curated and conceptualized by Dr Alka Pande that aims to bring into focus sustainable development and environmental awareness through the medium of photography.

One of the main exhibitions during the festival is titledPanchtattvas: The Road Aheadwhich will showcase photographs and photo-based installations created by the four awardees of the prestigious Photosphere grant - Harikrishna Katragadda, Monica Tiwari, Shraddha Borawake and K. R Sunil, each having been mentored in this creative process by renowned, practicing photographers like Parthiv Shah, Bandeep Singh, Prabir Purkayastha and Aditya Arya respectively. And thats not all. The four mentors themselves will be showing their photographic work responding to that of their mentees. Some photographs by both the awardees and their mentors will also be shown at the Mandi House metro station.

Adding to the multi-dimensionality of the exhibition at IHC, Dr Pande will be presenting an animation work on River Ganga, artist Ashim Ghosh will have a light-based installation titledIllumeon view, while Swiss artist Ursula Biemann will be showing a video work calledDeep Weather. In addition, at the Jor Bagh Metro station, authors Kavita Singh Kale and Santosh Kale will be showing images from theirgraphic novel project called 17 Seen Unseen that was published for young adults commissioned by UNESCO MGEIPbased on 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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