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Mumbai`s Dharavi slums in new photo exhibition

New Delhi: Three compelling contemporary photographers have woven together an exhibition that showcases ways of witnessing what goes on in the corners of the mind, in dejected spaces as well as in privacy of a room.

Ronny Sen, Pallon Daruwalla and Gareth Kingdom are set to show their bodies of work "In Secrecy" at a brand new gallery space "The Photo Room" a part of art connoisseur and theatre veteran Ebrahim Alkazi`s Art Heritage gallery in the national capital opening August 19.

Gareth Kingdon, documentary photographer from South Wales attempts a kind of social commentary through his photographs.

In his upcoming "Hidden Cities", King looks at positive aspects of living in one of the world`s largest slum community of Dharavi in Mumbai. King documents the slum with his 360 degree digital photographs stitched together from 20 individual frames shot over a period of time ranging from 45 minutes to 3 hours.

The Welsh photographer says he turned to Dharavi after capturing another large slum -Kiberia in Nigeria a couple of years ago.

"King`s expanded image format images challenges the stereotypical images and notions of overcrowding, illness, sanitation and marginalised communities found in a slum," says Amal Allana, Director Art Heritage Gallery.

"His images lend a sense of grandeur and magnanimity," she adds.

PTI

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