Daily Archives: 22 September 2009

‘India’s best lensmen don’t come from media’

The celebrated lensman Prashant Panjiar has captured “the visual landscape of India at the cusp of change” for his solo exhibition Pan India, to be held in New Delhi from September 25 to October 5 under the auspeices of Tasveer, the art and photo gallery.

In an interview with the Sunday Express, Panjiar, a former photographer with India Today, Time and Outlook magazines, talks about the state of the craft.

How would you define the present state of photojournalism in India?

In the 1980s, if you counted the top photographers in India, most were photojournalists. Now it will be hard to find many of them on the list. Media has changed a lot. In the new set-up, photography has suffered.

Photograph: courtesy anzenberger

Also read: Prashant Panjiar on photography