Grosvenor Vadehra & British Council invite you to a 'IDA KAR: Portraits of F.N. Souza' Photography exhibition.
To coincide with a major retrospective of photographs by Ida Kar at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Grosvenor Vadehra is proud to present Portraits of F.N. Souza 1957 – 1961 by Ida Kar. These images were taken during the period 1957-1961 and have never been published or exhibited before. The exhibition was opened in London in May followed by New Delhi on the 4th of October, Mumbai on the 6th of October and Goa on the 8th of October 2011. A talk with scholars and personal acquaintances of the artist will take place at each venue and will form a part of an academic paper.
Ida Kar (1908-1974) was an Armenian photographer, who after spending a period in Paris established her own photographic studio ‘Idabel’ in Cairo. There she met and married Victor Musgrave who went on to open Gallery One in 1944 in London. Here she started as a theatrical photographer, taking sophisticated shots of young actors. However, she became most well known for the photographs she took of artists and writers, some of which have become defining portraits and important social documents of cultural life in post-war Britain.