Photography in the Margins: The Material History of an Indian Studio

Tbilisi Photo Festival September 2017


Christopher Pinney exhibited photos from the archive of Studio Suhag during the Tbilisi Photo Festival 2017.

Studio Suhag presents a slice of 1970s and 80s history from central India. The images, by Suresh Punjabi, are testimony to an era of hands-on studio photography when physical materials combined with the photographer’s ingenuity to stage and record astonishing and poignant human dramas. The images displayed were printed from negatives salvaged after a recent flood destroyed the major part of Studio Suhag’s vast archive of small-town life.