Sites of Conflict (Installation View)

Ram Rahman2018

Chennai Photo Biennale

Chennai Photo Biennale
Chennai, India

Visitor exploring the works of Ram Rahman exhibited at the Government Fine Arts College during Chennai Photo Biennale 2019. As an architectural photographer, Ram Rahman’s practice has gone beyond just making images of buildings to unearthing the underlying social, religious and political layers that each embodies.The photographs and posters here are an assemblage of sites and buildings which have been contentious in modern India’s history.


  • Title: Sites of Conflict (Installation View)
  • Creator: Ram Rahman
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location: Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai
  • Location Created: Chennai
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: Artist Website
  • External Link: Chennai Photo Biennale website
  • Exhibition title: An unbearable lightness of being
  • Exhibition Description: A sense of dystopia, unease, maybe even giggly laughter, hysteria, melancholy, or even pictures of the unnoticed
  • CPB Edition: 2019
  • Artist's biography: Ram Rahman is a photographer, artist, curator, designer and activist. He initially studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later completed a degree in Graphic Design from Yale University’s School of Art in 1979.

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