Delhi trip – 2016


In March, a group of BA Photography students travelled to India (part funded by the Janet Trotter Trust Fund) with lecturer Tony Clancy, in part to help him put up and document an exhibition that he was putting up in a metro station in Delhi, and also to forge links with photographers and students there.

We spent a week in Delhi and as well as seeing the city, made a visit to a photography school set up by India’s most renowned living photographer, Raghu Rai. Rai is a leading figure in the world renowned Magnum picture agency and set up the centre on his beautiful family farm an hour south of Delhi, where it is now led by his son, Nitin. Students from the centre showed great hospitality and were amazingly generous with their time as guides to the sights and experiences of Delhi”.

The group travelled on by train to the wonderful city of Jaipur (where we got caught up in the colourful festival of Holi – we all ended up covered in powdered dye which took 3 days to wear off) then on to the spectacular city of Jodhpur with its fortified palace built on a high rock about the city. Superb food and the warm friendliness of the Indian people made it a visit we will all remember for a long time.
You can read more about the exhibition on thegardenunderground.wordpress.com and read more about the student’s experiences on other posts in this blog.

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