Kolkata, with her rich history of art, culture, politics and persona has been a photographer’s Mecca not for decades, but two whole centuries. Myriads of lensmen around the world have been drawn to this city for its heady mix of tradition and expression.
With that in mind, Kolkata is all set to house the largest repertoire of works from the heart of Europe to the end of Africa at the Kolkata International Photography Festival 2019 to celebrate the entire photographic community in its whole – the amateurs, the enthusiasts, the professionals, the critiques – to represent photography as an art form.
For the first time ever, under the aegis of Maya Arts studio, this 7 day festival bears witness to the works of the world’s greatest masters –some never-seen-before photographs celebrating Kolkata and its craft of visual storytelling.
Starting February 28th, 2019, KIPF looks forward to being a first of its kind and intends to give the veterans their due and serve as a networking ground for both national and international talent. The festival presents over 250 photographers from 40 countries on 10 locations in Kolkata.