Portraits-Jaipur Literature Festival

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival the annual literary festival happens every year in the heart of pink city Jaipur, Rajasthan. As the festival is just 3 days away so I thought this would be the right time to publish the portrait series which I shot last year in 2016. This year is going to be special as it also marks the 10th anniversary of the festival.There is something mesmerizing about the festival which drags me to Jaipur every year ever since I first volunteered in 2012. The people, the culture & the music everything is so perfect. Whether it’s the diggipuri chai, the venue diggi palace, clueless crowd or the beautiful voice of anchor Catriona Mitchell, I love everything about the festival.

Last year I thought to do black & white series of portraits capturing the important faces of festival in 2016 starting from the festival director William Dalrympal to controversial indian columnist Shobha De. I felt very lucky to capture these intriguing faces very closely. Every portrait is very special for me & I am very proud to share this photo series with all of you.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

 

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English comedian Stephen Fry.
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Legendary photo journalist Steve Mccurry.
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Transgender rights activist Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi
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Scottish historian & festival director of Jaipur Literature Festival, William Dalrymple.
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Columnist & novelist, Shobha De.
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Writer & photographer Abeer Hoque.
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A brief history of seven killings writer, Marlon James.
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Actress & singer, Ila Arun.
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Jamaican poet & fiction writer, Kei Miller.
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Founder of Siyahi, Mita Kapur.

 

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