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Archive Connections with Max Kandhola

Tuesday 15 June 2010, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Come along and discover connections
between Fred Holland Day’s The Seven Last Words of Christ (1898), other historical photographs and a contemporary landscape study by British Indian photographer Max Kandhola of Punjab’s many rivers and uncharted villages.

Max Kandhola’s large-scale colour photographs takes the starting point of the Sikh tradition of symbolic scattering of ashes back into the landscape. It explores themes of memory, migration and Sikh diaspora are being shown at Impressions Gallery in the exhibition Flatland: A Landscape of Punjab, until 20 June 2010.

Drop in between 3.30pm and 5.30pm at Insight (The National Media Museums Collections & Research Centre) for the special opportunity to view original photographs, including Julie Margaret Cameron, from the museum’s archive and to explore their significance in relation to Kandhola’s new work.

Max will be leading a discussion about the selected images and why they are important to him at 4.00pm.

All those attending will also receive a complimentary copy of a new publication by Max Kandhola titled FieldNotes and Photographic Explorations 1954 - 2010, a 32 page newspaper presenting intimate research notes, contact sheets, family archive, drawings & paintings from 1950s to present date.

This event is FREE
, but please book in advance as places are limited on 01274 737843 or email

For directions to the National Media Museum and a location map please click here
, the museum is only a short five minute walk from Impressions Gallery.

Archive Connections is planned so you can also attend (should you wish) Max Kandhola’s Artist Talk at Impressions Gallery afterwards at 6.30pm.

On the Outskirts of Saidowal Village

On the Outskirts of Saidowal Village