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Exhibitions – 2022


Indian Photo Festival - Portrait Prize 2021

Open to view - 28-30th January

The Indian Photo Festival (IPF) – Hyderabad, is India’s longest running international photography festival showcasing a wide range of photographs from India and around the globe. The festival strives to promote the art of photography and at the same time addresses social issues through the medium of photography. The ‘Indian Photo Festival – Portrait Prize’ is a portrait competition open to photographers from the Indian subcontinent. Photographers have been making portraits for centuries and what is so interesting about portraiture is its ability to capture the essence of a person, a time period, and a culture. The judge for this year’s Portrait Prize was Vineet Vohra (Street Photographer & Leica Ambassador).

In Divine Rhythm
Poosapati Parameshwar Raju

Open to view - 28-30th January

The exhibition showcases 95 works by Poosapati Parameshwar Raju, a legend of our times, celebrated for creating a new genre with his pictorial calligraphy. The intensity of the minimal form ready to spell characters, stories, fables in an interactive merry-go-round, is a frequent experience of his works. The exhibition aims to unfold a vast range of his work – the symbolic Aum, the iconographical deities, the epic narratives, and the stories from the Puranas. The essence of his work is emboldened by multifarious maximalism. One stroke, one rhythm conjuring up a crescendo of characters, the flowing line fills these characters with the breath of life. Without any facial features, the gods and goddesses become our very best reflections.


Conservation & Landscape Restoration by Aga Khan Trust for Culture Photography by
Lipi Bharadwaj

Open to view - 28-30th January

The Qutb Shahi Sultans created a unique necropolis just north of the magnificent citadel of Golconda. Here lie buried the kings and queens, important nobles, hakims or physicians, commanders, and even courtesans from the 169-year reign of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (1518-1687 CE). With over 100 monuments within the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, now reduced to 106 acres, the archaeological significance of the site is unique and incomparable. 

In 2013, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture undertook the conservation of the monuments and archaeological remains, the restoration of the garden, and the creation of visitor facilities. The conservation effort, which received the support of governments and private organizations, led to the repair and restoration of the intricate stucco patterns and copper finials revealing the original grandeur of the monuments. The Trust, while developing the associated landscape, has also created a flower garden adjoining these mausolea.