Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh traces the characteristics of contemporary South-Asian photography through its historical precedents, over the past 150 years. Its starting point is the crucial moment when the power to hold a camera was no longer exclusively the preserve of colonial or European photographers. The fast time of political upheaval and technology as well as the slow time of family, culture and ritual are captured through the lens of some 80 artists.
Published on the occasion of the above exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur. The survey is structured thematically, integrating historical material and contemporary works within five broad areas: The Portrait, The Performance, The Family, The Street and The Body Politic. This catalogue includes essays by Sabeena Gadihoke, Geeta Kapur, Christopher Pinney and others. Artist biographies are provided.