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City of photos \videorecordingRaintree Films presents ; direction, Nishtha Jain

By: Jain,Nishtha.
Contributor(s): Jain, Nishtha [ed. and director.] | Mishra, Debojyoti [music] | Raintree Films (India).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Nishtha Jain Raintree Films c2005Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Indoor photography -- India -- Calcutta | Indoor photography -- India -- Ahmadābād | Indoor photography -- India -- Bombay | Photography -- India -- Calcutta -- Studios and dark rooms | Photography -- India -- Ahmadābād -- Studios and dark rooms | Photography -- India -- Bombay -- Studios and dark rooms | Popular culture -- India -- Calcutta | Popular culture -- India -- Ahmadābād | Popular culture -- India -- Bombay | FantasyGenre/Form: Feature films. | Documentary films. | Experimental films.DDC classification: 791.43954
Contents:
City of Photos explores the little known ethos of neighborhood photo studios in Indian cities, discovering entire imaginary worlds in the smallest of spaces. Tiny, shabby studios that appear to be stuck in a time warp turn out to be places throbbing with energy. As full of surprises as the people who frequent these studios are the backdrops they enjoy posing against and the props they choose. These afford fascinating glimpses into individual fantasies and popular tastes. Yet beneath the fun and games runs an undercurrent of foreboding. Not everyone enjoys being photographed; not every backdrop is beautiful; not all photos are taken on happy occasions. The cities in which these stories unfold themselves become backdrops, their gritty urban reality a counterpoint to the photo palaces. Desires, memories and stories, all so deeply linked to the photographic experience, come together as part of a personal journey into the city of photos.
Production Credits: Editing, Nishtha Jain ; Cenematography, Deepti Gupta ; Music, Debjyoti Mishra ; Commentary, Smriti Nevatia ; Sound, Goutam Nag, Gissy Michael.
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City of Photos explores the little known ethos of neighborhood photo studios in Indian cities, discovering entire imaginary worlds in the smallest of spaces. Tiny, shabby studios that appear to be stuck in a time warp turn out to be places throbbing with energy. As full of surprises as the people who frequent these studios are the backdrops they enjoy posing against and the props they choose. These afford fascinating glimpses into individual fantasies and popular tastes. Yet beneath the fun and games runs an undercurrent of foreboding. Not everyone enjoys being photographed; not every backdrop is beautiful; not all photos are taken on happy occasions. The cities in which these stories unfold themselves become backdrops, their gritty urban reality a counterpoint to the photo palaces. Desires, memories and stories, all so deeply linked to the photographic experience, come together as part of a personal journey into the city of photos.

Editing, Nishtha Jain ; Cenematography, Deepti Gupta ; Music, Debjyoti Mishra ; Commentary, Smriti Nevatia ; Sound, Goutam Nag, Gissy Michael.

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In Bengali, Hindi, and English with English voice-over and subtitles.

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