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Title Picture Mumbai : landmarks of a new generation.

Published [Los Angeles?] : Getty Conservation Institute, c1997.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  954.7923 PICT    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 27 cm.
Notes "Published in conjunction with 'Picture Mumbai: landmarks of a new generation,' an exhibition organised by the Getty Conservation Institute in collaboration with the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India in Mumbai, which opened at the Museum on 20 January 1997"--T.p. verso.
Contents Landmarks / Miguel Angel Corzo -- Genesis - Picture Mumbai / David de Souza -- The Images -- Afterword / Anil Rao.
Summary In November 1995, Bombay's name was officially to Mumbai. The local colour of India's most cosmopolitan city, Mumbai, derives from the mix of its inhabitants. The different lifestyles and languages, creeds, customs, and cuisines of the Maharashtrians, Gujaratis, Parsis, Goans, Kannadis, and Tamils who call this city home make for a specially variegated social mosaic. The population spills out from open coastlines and obscure alleyways onto the crowded streets lined with colonial monuments and sleek skyscrapers, creating an intense human element that is distinctly Mumbai. But in this tangle of traditions old and new, what constitutes a landmark?
To get a fresh perspective, the Getty Conservation Institute asked nine youths aged twelve to eighteen to photograph what in their views qualified as landmarks of their personal lives and neighbourhoods. Following the success of similar initiatives in Los Angeles and Cape Town, the youths have produced a visual narrative that captures significant markers across the city. This is a powerful, honest, profound, and witty commentary on the small and the monumental, the intricate, the plain, the sad, the strange, the funny, the enduring, and the transitory in a dynamic urban setting today. More than a book of photographs, Picture Mumbai: Landmarks of a New Generation challenges us to reflect on how we ourselves are marked by, and interpret, the environment in which we live.
Other author Getty Conservation Institute.
Subject Architecture -- India -- Bombay -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Child photographers -- India -- Bombay -- Exhibitions.
Bombay(India) -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Bombay (India) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 0892364645 (pbk.)