delhi: through a lens, darkly

© photoink - inside the derelict national instruments factory I opening today at photoink is through a lens, darkly, an exhibition of photographs and photo animations by madhuban mitra and manas bhattacharya. the interesting collab show explores the ruins of india's first and only still camera factory, national instruments in bustling kolkata. the brand's national 35 camera was meant to be the iconic indian camera which but never gained that status. from the late 1980s, the company dissolved its workforce and in 2009 it was handed over to jadhavpur university for establishing a new campus. ironically, at the time of the shutdown, the factory had been developing the national reflex 2000, which would have become the country's first slr camera. location: 1 faiz road [jandhewalan].
© photoink - inside the derelict national instruments factory II