This whole idea of Photobook is photography in a book pattern which easily translates into powerful visual stories. Works of 70 photographers from all around the world were exhibited in this event, thus in a way empowering mountain women. Considering that this three-day festival aimed to educate people, the exhibitions were kept completely free and open to all. This year a special exhibition was organised for the women of local communities so that they feel involved and be a part of this global event.
What is Kitab Photobook Festival?
The Kitab is the brainchild of a passionate photographer, Manik Katyal, who wished to create a new world for photos, beyond museums and art galleries. The organisation has been designing similar festivals in other regions of India which revolve around topics related to transgender communities, slum communities and several overlooked issues. These topics are thought-provoking and raise curiosity, stimulate awareness and initiate a conversation among the rural as well as the urban population of India.
How to Reach:
Almora is a small town in Uttarakhand and is located 363km away from the capital city of New Delhi.