PAUSE, the International Photography Festival, is a Collateral Event of the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018. The photography exhibition shall feature approximately 6-7 Indian and international photographers and photojournalists of repute. The exhibition begins on 13 December 2018 and concludes on 29 March 2019. The project looks to feature works that shall, in keeping with the curatorial philosophy of KMB 2018, represent a body of work that reflects some of the most central concerns of humanity at the intersection of conflict, politics, war, race, gender and sexualities, faith, creed, and nationality. The photographers shall conduct workshops, creative interactions, portfolio reviews, and speaker sessions. Among the photographers are some of the biggest names in 20th century photography, such as the legendary Nick Ut who with his ‘Napalm Girl’ almost single-handedly stopped the Vietnam War. You can view PAUSE at Café Mocha and Caza Maria in Jew Town.
The legendary photographer, who covered the war in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, won both the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and the World Press Photo of the Year for his June 8, 1972 photo “The Terror of War”, depicting children fleeing from a napalm bombing on their village of Trang Bang. Kim Phuc, the naked 9-year-old girl in the photograph became the face of all that was wrong with the war. With the power of his visceral photograph, Nick almost single-handedly brought to an end one of the most infamous and dastardly wars of the 20thcentury.
A photojournalist with Getty Images Reportage based in New York City. Focusing on humanitarian and conflict issues, Giles’s work has been featured recently by The United Nations (OCHA), American Photography (AP) 33/35 Annual Publication, Amnesty International, CNN, The Guardian, Global Witness, The New Yorker, The Sony World Photo Awards, National Press Photographers Association, Paris Match, PDN, POYi, TIME,Visa Pour l’Image-Perpignan, and Internazionale Magazineet al. He is the Lucie Foundation’s ‘Deeper Perspective Award’ Photographer of 2017 and the ‘Imagely Fund Fellow’ of 2018 for his recent work in Yemen.
A Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic. He has collaborated on a number of award-winning projects recognized by World Press Photo, the Overseas Press Club, and at the Visa Pour L'Image. Additionally, he has curated a number of exhibitions including Projections of Reality (Moscow), Darkness Visible, Afghanistan by Seamus Murphy (VII Gallery, New York City), and is a co-founder of the group SeenUnseen, a series of programmes that explores in-depth visual stories addressing controversial political issues. Wellford teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York.
A distinguished photographer who has visited and photographed in 97 countries, his editorial work has appeared in publications including Vanity Fair, LIFE, GEO, Wallpaper, Stern, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Forbes Life, AFAR, Islands, Vogue Brazil, Elle Canada, Elle Decoration Russia, Esquire Japan, Harper’s Bazaar, Italian GQ, Marie Claire, W Magazine, The New York Times, The London Times Travel Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, among others.Some of his widely awarded books include Faces of the Twentieth Century Master Photographers and Their Work,The Way of the Japanese Bath, Mark Edward Harris: Wanderlust, Inside North Korea, Inside Iran, The Travel Photo Essay: Describing a Journey Through Images.
A German photographer, Boris is a photomedia artist investigating the unconscious mind. His work dwells on the exploration of the human unconscious and the reservoir of past experiences, memories, and emotions. Widely exhibited across the world, Boris uses archetypes and symbolic acts and “transports the viewer between the sublime and the uncanny, where the attributes of photography, painting, theatre, and film unite”.
Melissa Golden is an Atlanta, GA based photographer whose work focuses on the intersections of politics, economics, religion, public health and entertainment. Over the course of her career she has toured with rock stars, covered three presidential elections, gone to prison multiple times, stood in the middle of a raging forest fire, and has met and photographed some of the world's most interesting people. Her photography is noted for both its humour and humanity and has been published, awarded and exhibited internationally. She is represented by the photo agency Redux Pictures and is a regular contributor to The New York Times, CNN, and Time Magazineamong others
A self-taught photographer, Vineet is one of India’s foremost street photographers. For Vineet, street photography is a journey to be experienced daily. Vineet is a Leica Ambassador and conducts Leica Akademie workshops in Singapore and New York at the Leica Galleries. Widely travelled, Vineet also lectures across the world on his art and craft.