Jewish lens man offers “Photo Biryani”

via HK Correspondent published on May 2, 2006

NEW DELHI:  Ira Gur-Aryeh, an Israeli photographer, is holding his solo photographic exhibition titled “Photo Biryani” in New Delhi. Ira claims his collection of pictures from India will be a biryani which one has not tasted before.


The exhibition is an expression of his journey as a foreign traveler through 18 Indian states, ranging from Rajasthan to Meghalaya and from Himachal Pradesh to Kerala. It took him nearly 3 years to complete this odyssey. During his stay in India, he has captured thousands of situations, and this exhibition will showcase some of his best works, presenting the incredible variety which India has to offer, in terms of colours, landscapes, people, culture and much more. The photos are taken from the perspective of a guest in a vast country, featuring Ira’s unique sense of humour in his encounters with experiences that could only happen in India…


Ira Gur-Aryeh studied professional photography for 2 years at the prestigious Musrara School of Photography & Imaging in Jerusalem, Israel. He has traveled extensively in every continent on the face of the globe, capturing different cultures and lifestyles through his lens. However, he feels that his intimate encounter with the most photogenic country of all – India, the land of colours and contrasts – has added a new dimension to his perception and work.


Ira’s photographs are regularly featured in the French language travel and business magazine “Indes”, which recently launched an English edition, titled “India & You”. The magazine is not available in India itself, but is widely circulated in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. Ira  says that he is fortunate that his lens has given him this opportunity to make a contribution back to India, the country that has had so much influence on his journey as a photographer. 


The exhibition will be inaugurated by the Ambassador of Israel to India, H.E. Mr. David Danieli and will be open to the public from 5th to 14th May 2006 at Café Turtle, atop Full Circle Bookstore, N-8, Greater Kailash I Market, New Delhi. 

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