Join us for a screening of Sohrab Hura’s short film The Lost Head & the Bird, followed by a conversation with Sohrab Hura and Mohamed Somji about Hura's ongoing visual and photographic practice, alongside an audience Q&A.
The film culminated from Sohrab Hura's photographic project and his short story of the same name, and uses India’s coastline as a lens through which to re-examine the nation’s changing politics, and society – the growing and pervasive sense of caste, sexual, religious and political violence.We are plunged into a disorientating and absurd world, where the boundaries between fact and fiction blur, and the undercurrents of hysteria, rage, euphoria and violence lurk beneath the surface, erupting in ever more frequent outbursts. The Lost Head & The Bird explores a frighteningly fast-changing, post-truth world where actions are fueled by appeals to emotions and facts are increasingly ignored.
This event is free and by registration only through GPP on a first-come first-served basis. Any other entity that claims to provide third-party access to this event is not verified and unregistered attendees will not be able to join.
The total runtime of this short film is just 10 minutes, so be sure to arrive early to catch it and stay for the conversation and Q&A.
About the Artist:
Sohrab Hura’s vivid, sometimes surreal photography explores his position with the world that he exists in. Though Hura initially worked through the prism of social documentary, he soon turned his strong vision inward, creating visual journals of his life and personal relationships as a means to “find his own logic”. Hura was born in a small town called Chinsurah in West Bengal, India. He grew up with many varied career ambitions but eventually settled on photography, after completing his Masters in Economics at the Delhi School of Economics. While Hura started with social documentary work in his early career, he developed his focus on issues which reflected personal experience instead. Hura’s work has been shown in exhibitions around the world. Upcoming exhibitions include The Levee at Cincinnati Art Museum, The Lost Head & The Bird at True/False Film Festival: Columbia Missouri and La Fete Du Slip, Laussane and Snow at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge UK—all in 2019. He has published three books to date: Life is Elsewhere (2015), A Proposition For Departure (2017), Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!! (2018), and The Coast (2019).
Hura is currently based in New Delhi, India. He joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 2014 and became an associate in 2018.