Pablo Bartholomew – Outside In (Works)

Selected Works

Installation view, west wall. Installation view, west wall.
Installation view, north wall. Installation view, north wall.
Installation view, east wall. Installation view, east wall.
Installation view, south wall. Installation view, south wall.
Self Portrait, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Self Portrait, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Self Portrait, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Outside a Hall, New Delhi, 1972. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Outside a Hall, New Delhi, 1972. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Self Portrait, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Self Portrait, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Home, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Home, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Nommie and Bina, New Delhi, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Nommie and Bina, New Delhi, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Churning Sea, 1974. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Churning Sea, 1974. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
My Brother Robin, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. My Brother Robin, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Rajiv and Kajoli with Their Daughter Meha, New Delhi, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Rajiv and Kajoli with Their Daughter Meha, New Delhi, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Katey and Naseer, Bombay, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 24 x 16 in. Katey and Naseer, Bombay, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10
(+3 AP), 24 x 16 in.
A Black and Yellow Taxi in Bombay, 1974. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. A Black and Yellow Taxi in Bombay, 1974. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Nizamuddin Gang Hanging Out at Ruhan's Pad, New Delhi, 1978. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Nizamuddin Gang Hanging Out at Ruhan's Pad, New Delhi, 1978. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Veena in My Kitchen at the Jangpura House, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Veena in My Kitchen at the Jangpura House, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
View From My Balcony, New Delhi, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. View From My Balcony, New Delhi, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Nommie Dancing at a Party at Koko's, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Nommie Dancing at a Party at Koko's, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Pooh with Poster, 1974. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Pooh with Poster, 1974. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
The Dance Room, 1980. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. The Dance Room, 1980. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Juhu Beach, Bombay, 1977. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Juhu Beach, Bombay, 1977. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Self Portrait After a Trippy Night the Morning After in My Room, New Delhi, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Self Portrait After a Trippy Night the Morning After in My Room, New Delhi, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Pablo and Pooh, Bombay, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Pablo and Pooh, Bombay, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Sunder and Ammu, 1977. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Sunder and Ammu, 1977. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Sunder with Pablo Jr., Calcutta, 1978. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Sunder with Pablo Jr., Calcutta, 1978. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Hanging Out, 1978. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Hanging Out, 1978. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Somewhere on the Bombay Poona Highway, 1974. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Somewhere on the Bombay Poona Highway, 1974. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Aadore, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Aadore, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Medha Knitting, 1974. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 24 x 16 in. Medha Knitting, 1974. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP),
24 x 16 in.
Maya, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Maya, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Maya Zarine with a Friend, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Maya Zarine with a Friend, New Delhi, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Pooh in Bed, Bombay, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Pooh in Bed, Bombay, 1975. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
A Restaurant Around Connaught Place, New Delhi, 1977. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. A Restaurant Around Connaught Place, New Delhi, 1977. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
A Friend Asleep, Bombay, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. A Friend Asleep, Bombay, 1976. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.
Solar Eclipse on TV, 1979. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in. Solar Eclipse on TV, 1979. Gelatin silver print, edition of 10 (+3 AP), 16 x 24 in.

Pablo Bartholomew

Pablo Bartholomew – Outside In
May 15 - June 20, 2015

Pablo Bartholomew – Outside In Press Release

Thomas Erben is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition with photographer Pablo Bartholomew (b. 1955, New Delhi). Outside In is a selection of photographs taken throughout the 1970s in three cities: Bombay, New Delhi and Calcutta. This body of work stems from the very beginning of the artist’s career, when he – expelled from high school – immersed himself in a youthful subculture testing the boundaries of an insulated socialist society steeped in tradition.

The images in Outside In are immediately recognizable as part of a certain documentary tradition – Larry Clark and Nan Goldin come to mind – where a marginalized group is seen, candidly and uncompromisingly, through the eye of an insider. Scenes with people dancing, resting, posing, or just hanging out smoking pot, mix with atmospherically empty vistas, all in starkly contrasted black and white. Turbulence mingles with lethargy, grime with transcendent light. The immediacy of the situations depicted is reflected in the raw and grainy materiality of the prints themselves, with the photographer pushing his medium towards its limits.

Bartholomew’s background – his father, Richard Bartholomew, was an art critic and photographer, and his mother, Rati, an English professor and theater activist – exposed him to a cosmopolitan culture combining Indian and Western modernisms. This accounts for the visual modernity of the photographs, which transcends their documentary nature. While teaching himself photography, Bartholomew used his camera to create a unique document of counterculture, not only revealing a world hidden in the margins, but also sharing his own process of self-making. The presence and charge of the images is largely due to the fact that we are seeing his lived reality; he is as much a part of the work as he is its author.

Pablo Bartholomew is an internationally renowned photographer, whose images have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, National Geographic and GEO. In 1975 he received his first World Press Photo award for a series on morphine addicts, and in 1984 his work on the Bhopal gas tragedy won him the World Press Photo of the Year. Outside In was first exhibited at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles in 2007, and has since been shown widely internationally. Bartholomew received the Indian government’s Padma Shri Award in 2013, and was bestowed the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres on behalf of the French Republic in 2014. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

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