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Photo-exhibition on photojournalist Kulwant Roy begins

Posted on Nov 14, 09:51PM | UNI

Union Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch today inaugurated a photo exhibition on one of the first freelance photojournalists of India, who worked through both the pre and post-independence era- Kulwant Roy.

Titled Visual Archives of Kulwant Roy, the exhibition showcases diverse photographs taken by Roy, portraying memories of the Indian independence movement, decisive political events, protests, marches and eminent leaders of the mainstream politics.

Organised by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Ministry of Culture, it also showcases works of some of the foremost and unsung photojournalists, which have been lost over the time.

Speaking on the occasion, NGMA Director Rajiv Lochan said the exhibition represents only a small fragment of a much larger collection of photo material, some part of which was lost or destroyed by the ravages of time.

NGMA is also displaying some recently discovered and restored negatives and prints of Mahatma Gandhi, taken during his visit to NWFP in 1938, where he met Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan.