City of Photos by Nishtha Jain


CITY OF PHOTOS explores the little known ethos of neighborhood photo studios in Indian cities, discovering entire imaginary worlds in the smallest of spaces. Desires, memories and stories all so deeply linked to photographs all come together as a part of the personal journey into the city of photos.

DURATION 59 minutes
ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Hindi, Bengali, English | SUBTITLES: English

Nishtha Jain is a graduate from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. She started her career as an editor and correspondent for video news magazines before joining the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), where she specialised in film direction. She works as an independent filmmaker in Mumbai.

About IFA
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