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Remembering Homai Vyarawalla, self-taught firebrand photographer who made her own rules

India’s first woman press photographer Vyarawalla’s life and practice coincided with the evolution of photojournalism and the birth of a nation.
Representational photo | Pixabay

A phone cluttered with pictures good or bad? Depends on how you use your camera

From selfies causing anxiety to picture taking being a private art form, new studies explore if our smartphones are aiding or disabling us.
A Panasonic Corp. Lumix GH 5S

Photography’s earliest trailblazers were women, but today it’s dominated by men

In terms of commissioning, exhibition and publication of work, there is a conspicuous lack of equality in the photography industry.
Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar | Facebook

HS Bhatavdekar, the Indian who created a motion picture 14 years before Dadasaheb Phalke

On his 151st birth anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the Bombay photographer who in 1899 made The Wrestlers, considered to be India's first motion picture.
The exhibition at India International Center in New Delhi | By special arrangement

Vanishing ways: A photographer sets out to freeze northeast’s dying traditions

Shyamal Datta’s photographs depict the different daily rituals of different tribes, with fire emerging as a recurring theme.
A still from “Dreaming Food”, a conceptual project about hunger issue in India | worldpressphoto/ Instagram

Poverty porn sells, but it isn’t helping the poor

Photos of filthy slums and poor children are aimed at shaking our conscience but take agency away from those photographed.

Triple Talaq: Residents of Nizamuddin basti react to Supreme Court verdict

Residents of Nizammudin Basti speak about their opinions about the Supreme Court verdict on Triple Talaq.

On Camera

Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra paying a price in Covid because Uddhav Thackeray and Rahul Gandhi stole mandate

Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP stole a mandate by swapping partners in 2019. That misadventure drove Maharashtra into the tragic mess it finds itself in today.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.