Heritage of the Family (2015) Pondichery

The S.T.A.R.S collective and the IFP  joined forces with PondyART to give the public the opportunity to enjoy a sample of the photographs so far collected, observe the styles Tamil Nadu photography studios utilized for the printed images and reinforce the importance of preserving this visual record of local heritage.

The exhibition coincided with the Pondicherry Heritage Festival.

In order to engage the public, the exhibition was reinforced by a fun quiz allowing parents, children, grandparents to scrutinize the images for specific details, social facts and photographic history.

This very first public exhibition of Tamil studio photography attracted a large audience and had a significant echo in the regional press.