10x10 #INSTAsalon

Date: Feb 03-03, 2021
Time: 09:00 pm - 10:00 pm IST
Venue: Instagram


As part of our collaboration with @10x10photobooks to showcase various photo books from the south asian region, we are excited to host an Instagram LIVE conversation between Soumya Sankar Bose from India and Yael Martínez from Mexico.

Soumya is the author of “Where the Birds Never Sing” - a body of work on the Marichjhapi massacre, the forcible eviction in 1979 of Bengali lower caste refugees on Marichjhapi Island in Sundarban, West Bengal, India and the subsequent death of thousands by police gunfire, starvation, and disease.

Yael is the author of “La casa que sangra” - a body of work that was a response to the murder of one of his brothers-in-law and the disappearance of two others, all by the narco, to understand and overcome the trauma of this violence, using for it classic and also prepared documentary photography, responding to dreams and personal visions.

Join us as the two artists walk us through their individual journeys and experiences while working on the projects. Soumya will be taking over from @chennaiphotobiennale and Yael will be joining from @10x10photobooks about the makings of their books.


Soumya Sankar Bose 

Over the last few years, Bose has been researching and re-enacting some memories of the survivors in specific locations on Marichjhapi Island, as there is very little written record of the incident. Through the intricate weaving of facts and fiction of existing oral histories of the real survivors, he brings to light several perspectives of the same narrative, forming a cryptic framework of this problematic history that is facing slow erasure from the memory of people.

Born and brought up in Midnapore, a small town near Kolkata(India), Soumya was awarded Magnum Foundation’s Social Justice Fellowship for my Full Moon on a dark night project and in 2018 has received Magnum Foundations’ Migration and religion grant. His other projects are also recipient of The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art's Amol Vadehra Art Grant, The Agroecology Fund, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan's Five Million Incidents, Henry Luce Foundation's grant and India Foundation for the Arts grant thrice. In 2019, he was one of the participants of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Now live and works in Kolkata and is represented by Gallery Experimenter.

Yael Martínez

In La casa que sangra(The House That Bleeds), Yael Martínez looks at the epidemic of thousands of missing citizens throughout Mexico, often believed to be dead, due to the rise in organized crime and drug trafficking.

Martínez's work addresses fractured communities in his native Mexico. He often works symbolically to evoke a sense of emptiness, absence, and pain suffered by those affected by organized crime in the region. He is a nominee of the agency Magnum photos, the recipient of the Eugene Smith Award 2019, Grantee and former fellow of The Magnum Foundation. Award winning of the World Press Photo contests in 2019.He was nominated for the FOAM Award, The Prix Pictet, The ICP Infinity Awards and Tim Hetherington The Visionary Award. His work has been featured in group and solo shows in America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

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