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Photography Exhibition Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz (1914-1998) was a Mexican poet, writer, essayist and diplomat, Nobel Prize of Literature in 1990. He is recognized as one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century and one of the greatest Hispanic poets from all the times. He was also Ambassador of Mexico in India since 1962 to 1968; a country which marked his works deeply, as we can see in several examples of his writing like “Glimmer of India”, “The Gramatic Monkey” or the poems book “Ladera este”. In this project, two young and talented Indian photographers, Subrata Biswas and Adil Hasan and the Indian poet Sudeep Sen, inspired by the works of Octavio Paz during his tenure as Ambassador of Mexico in India, have, through the lens of their cameras, portrayed their interpretations of his poetry such as “The Tomb of Amir Kushro”, “In the Lodi Garden”, The Mausoleum of Humayun”, “The Balcony” in the installation. Thanks to the collaboration of “Los Hispanófilos” in Calcutta we are presenting Octavio Paz´s poems translated into Bengali as well. In addition, four Bengali photographers present their take on a selection of 6 poems by Octavio Paz as seen through their respective lens. This photo - poetry exhibition was inaugurated on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Ambassador of Mexico H. E. Ms. Melba Pría, and organized by the Honorary Consulate of Mexico, Bangladesh in collaboration with the University of Dhaka and Inditex Chair for Spanish Language and Culture.



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