A Passage from India « HGB Gallery

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2014

A Passage from India

Exhibitor/Photographer: G.P. Bathija

Exhibition dates: May 1 – 31, 2014, Mon-Sat 11am-8pm

Opening Reception: April 30, 8-11pm

Venue: HGB Gallery @ Spadina Auto, 111 Strachan Avenue, Toronto, ON M6J 2S7

Sponsored by: Spadina Auto, Aden Camera, Polka Dot Beaver, Rayacom Print & Design-Toronto, Sushi 930, The Village Cheesemonger

Exhibition Description:

This exhibition depicts the journey of a refugee who, as Sindhi Hindu, was set adrift by the Partition of India. Using family photographs and personal documents to trace his footsteps across the British Empire, from Shikarpur to Bombay to London to Toronto, it tells the tale of a man who triumphantly rose from the ashes of despair. This photographic exhibition is accompanied by audio recordings, accessible via the visitor’s own smartphone QR reader and headphones.

Curated by Ana Vujcuf.

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