The Cinemas Project visually traces the lives of Bombay’s disappearing single-screen cinema halls.
Once symbols of modernity, the relationship that many of these halls share with the city has changed significantly as colonial Bombay metamorphoses into an increasingly post-industrial Mumbai.
On the one hand, this collection of images is a repository of the architectural form and interior detail of these buildings that range from the classic to the idiosyncratic. These buildings seem to exist today in defiance of the generic aesthetic and cultural experience of the city’s new multiplexes.
However, to view these halls merely nostalgically — and to cast them off to history — would be to deny them a place in the present; our lived present that is in constant play with time past and pending.
As I explored these cinemas, which are simultaneously spaces of dwelling, labour and spectatorship, they revealed themselves to be sites of deep affective investment, traces of which are evident in every nook and corner.
— Zubin Pastakia was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2009 Lens Culture International Exposure Awards.
As one of the only accessible spaces in the cramped home of a 72-year-old hoarder, George’s bathtub has become the place where he: washes the dishes, does his laundry, repairs bikes, has his coffee, reads books or—last but not least—takes a bath.
Kathy Ryan, the longtime director of photography at the New York Times Magazine is also a first-time published photographer: in this book, she offers us a simple yet elegant ode to light, to beautiful interiors and to her inspiringly designed work space.
Offering new perspectives on contemporary Aboriginal life through a comparison with a famed, century-old photographic archive. In each diptych, the past, the subjects and the photographer come into intense, performative dialogue.
Daily life, work and play, in the northernmost city in the world, Norilsk, Russia (also the 7th most polluted city in the world) — a fascinating, detailed photo report with 45 exquisite images.