‘The Kitab – India’s first photobook festival’ is working on its second project in the Almora region with a special exhibition dedicated to ‘Women in the Himalayas’.
Their first project was dedicated to the transgender community in India.
“Even though women are the life-line of the mountain villages yet they face poverty, low literacy levels and unemployment. With our Almora edition, we explored how photography can empower and inspire and be an important tool for social-change amongst the women in the mountain village’s as it provides much needed global exposure to the community through powerful photography books from over 30 countries. We completely believe that meaningful photography fosters empowerment through individual reflection, self-esteem and identity formation as well as a sense of community.”, said Manik Katyal, Founder and 3rd year Law student.
The three-day long photobook festival will take place from 21st-23rd September 2018 in the Almora region. The festival aims to showcase the works of photographers from more than 30 countries.
The Kitab will present photobooks on different subjects that inspire curiosity, educate, entertain, and stimulate conversation amongst the local communities.
Pixy Liao, who is from China and whose photobook ‘Experimental Relationships’ is a part of the festival, said, “I’m so excited to have my new book showing at the Himalayan village of Almora! This is actually the first time my work goes to India. I look forward to connecting with photobook lovers in India!”