In Focus: Goa International Photography Festival

The currently ongoing Goa International Photography Festival is where 75 photographers are showcasing the best of their works. Here’s a peek at what’s on in the Festival.

Ed Kashi

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Ed Kashi is an American photojournalist and member of VII Photo. He is also a National Geographic photographer, a filmmaker and educator.


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Touted as the biggest photography festival in India, there are over 500 photographs currently exhibited by more than 75 photographers at the Goa International Photography Festival organised by The One School Goa. Ending on 21st February, the Festival includes works from international masters and contemporary photographers such as William Albert Allard, Ed Kashi, Judy Dater, David Turnley, Martin Parr, Anna Fox, Karen Knorr and Catherine Karnow. The prominent Indian photographers showcasing their works at the Festival include Shantanu Sheorey, Suresh Natarajan, Mahesh Bhat, Prasad Naik, Farrokh Chotia, Prashant Panjiar, Dinesh Khanna, Mahesh Shantaram, Manoj Jadav and Prashant Godbole.

Eight exhibitions are on at the Goa International Photography Festival. Among them is the World Press Photo 2014, which showcases the creativity in photojournalism. The exhibition features 143 award-winning photographs from Word Press Photo, the foundation which invites press photographers from around the world to participate in an annual international competition.

Other exhibitions include Faces of Goa (a collection of portraits), Hidden Stories of Goa by students of The One School Goa, Goa in the Rains and Colours of Goa. Besides the exhibitions, workshops, talks, walks, music nights and performances are a part of the Festival.