Enigma : A Ballad of the Street Photo Exhibition By Ahmed Firoz
Dated: 30th November- 5th December 2016
Time: 11.00 AM- 7 .00 PM
Venue: Convention Foyer, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi
Ahmed Firoz is back once again with his street stories. These moments of life narrated through a series of enigmatic and poignant frames involve people and other objects from diverse walks of life in situations of contrasts but all lying in a larger harmony. These photographs are not documentaries but point to the reality of the world expressed in different forms and seen through the interactions of the subjects within the frames. Each of the exhibited frames in this series carries a profound yet subtle message and together they unfold a unique world view with a narrative left for wider interpretation of the changing time. These 36 frames shot candidly in various locations worldwide present passing moments of the street to collectively express the photographer’s point of view of what’s happening around the world in this time of uncertainty and turbulence.
An economist by profession and known worldwide for his work on energy, metals and natural resources Ahmed Firoz finds some time out to take his camera to capture lives on street, bring out minute colorful details of nature and find delicate interplay of light and shadows and objects which tell subtle and intense stories which are more than what they seem. Apart from documenting lives in this rapidly changing world, his overall body of work presents reality from his own perspective of a trained economist and student of the modern day politics and society, bringing out the intricate relationship between people and their surroundings. His photographic works can seen from different angles allowing for a variety of interpretations.. Firoz is not identified with any specific genre of photography and he just believes in the artistic and documentary value of his work. His experiments with different ideas and medium of expression are still on. His narratives are bold and presentation is simple but subtle.
Firoz has had several photo art exhibitions so far on a large number of subjects: streets, monuments, macros, abstracts and nature in India and overseas.
Firoz studied Economics for his MA, M.Phil and Ph.D. at India’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is heading an important economic and technical research organization related to the steel and mining industries to advise the Indian government on policy and strategic matters.
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