KANU'S GANDHI

Kanu Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandnephew came to live with him in the Sevagram Ashram and became his lifelong follower. Gandhi allowed Kanu to photograph him on the condition that no flash would be used; that he would never be asked to pose; and that the Ashram would not fund his photography. Though some of Kanu Gandhi’s images are well known to us, he was never credited for them. And even though some of his images have been reproduced in books on Gandhi, his work had not been published as one body of work nor has his work been acknowledged for its historical and artistic importance.

 

To give a forgotten photographer his due credit, Nazar Foundation, working closely with his family, rescued his material from obscurity, first showing it as part of the Delhi Photo Festival in 2011 and publishing it under the title Kanu's Gandhi as part of its Nazar Photography Monographs in 2016. An exhibition followed that was on tour from 2016 to 2019.

For more information visit www.kanugandhi.com

Nazar Photography Monographs 04: KANU'S GANDHI

KANU GANDHI

2015

Culled from a long forgotten archive, the meticulously researched, painstakingly restored and exquisitely produced book reveal rare and personal photographs of the Mahatma during the last ten years of his life.

 

Photographs: Kanu Gandhi

Text: Prashant Panjiar

150 pages, 92 plates

22.2 X 23.5 cm / 8.75 X 9.25 in

Comments: cloth bound hardcover with window cut and a pasted print under as the cover image.

Project Curator: Prashant Panjiar

Monograph Editor: Sanjeev Saith

Design: Gopika Chowfla

 

Publisher: Nazar Foundation

Publication Date: October 2015

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KANU'S GANDHI EXHIBITION

2015-2019

Curated by Prashant Panjiar and Sanjeev Saith, this  exhibition comprises of 42 framed photographs, each 16 in X 16 in, from the book "Kanu's Gandhi". 

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2019

ICC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2018

Hanager Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Bibliotheca, Alexandria, Egypt

Villa des Artes, Rabat, Morocco

Galerie Mohamed Kacimi, Fes, Morocco

 

2017

Turner House gallery, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK 

Chobi Mela, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, CSMVS, Mumbai, India

2016

Museum of Goa, Pilerne, Goa, India

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, India

Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, India

Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, Ahmedabad, India

Kanoria Centre for the Arts, Ahmedabad, India

2015

Delhi Photo Festival 2015, Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, New Delhi, India

2011

Delhi Photo Festival 2011, India. Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India