Diwan Manna

Works displayed at Uddari Art: 13 Photos
In Modern Art By Punjabis
Review of Diwan Manna’s Work

EXHIBITIONS OF PHOTOPRINTS (INDIVIDUAL)
Over 20

EXHIBITIONS (GROUP)
About 20

AWARDS
National Academy Award in Photography, Central Lalit Kala Academy (National Fine Arts Academy), New Delhi, India 1996
All India Photography Award, AIFACS, New Delhi, 1996
All India Photography Award, AIFACS, New Delhi, 1995
All India Photography Award, North Zone Cultural Center, India 1991
All India Exhibition of Photo prints & Graphics, State Department of Language, Art & Culture, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, India 1984

HONOURS
Photo Artist of the Year Honor, on the occasion of 19 th Biennial Convention of Federation of Indian Photography (FIP), 1998
State Lalit Kala Academy, Punjab, India 1996

COMMISSIONS
Photographic documentation of rare folk music instruments and their players in Punjab for a coffee-table book and a traveling exhibition, 1998-99
Chief Photographer for Apna Utsav for NZCC at Mumbai (Bombay), 1990
Photographic documentation of Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan (117 year old Classical Music Festival) at Jalandhar, 1990-92
Photographic documentation of folk theatre forms of North India, 1989-92
Photographic documentation of folk music forms and musical instruments of North India, 1989-92
Photographic documentation of Indian classical music and dance concerts for NZCC, 1989-91
Photographic documentation of life, handicrafts, costumes, jewelry, food and architecture in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh for NZCC, 1986-91
Chief Photographer for Apna Utsav (an all-India cultural extravaganza having approximately 5,000 artists as participants) for NZCC at New Delhi, 1986

CURRENT INVOLVEMENTS
An ongoing project on Photographic Interpretation of Life in Western and European counties, such as France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Poland and U.S.A.
A series of photographs reconstructing images of various facets of death and highlighting ritualistic content in Oriental philosophical tradition
A visual interpretation of frenzy in traditional music forms such as Jagrata, Sufi singing, etc
A series of conceptual self-portraits
Working on a coffee table book on Kerala
Working on an exhibition on Indonesia (work done during travels in 2001 and 2002)
www.diwanmanna.com

Diwan Manna
Photographer
London 2007

Photo by Amarjit Chandan

More by Amarjit Chandan at Uddari Art:
52 Photos in People Punjab: Portraits
7 Photos in Windows, Doors and Dwellings
3 Photos in Haunting Faces, Amarjit Chandan Collection
7 Photos in Habib Jalib Photo Profile
Amarjit Chandan: Profile

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