Curated by Aaron Schuman
In 2018, Aaron Schuman was invited to be the Guest Curator of JaipurPhoto 2018.
Entitled "Homeward Bound", his Exhibition Programme featured twelve open-air exhibitions at UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout the city of Jaipur, India - including:
- JASON FULFORD: A Dozen Doors @ The Former Police Headquarters (Hawa Mahal Palace)
- SALVATORE VITALE: How to Secure a Country - @ Hawa Mahal Palace
- TEREZA ZELENKOVA: A Snake That Disappeared Through a Hole in the Wall @ City Palace
- TERJE ABUSDAL: Slash & Burn - @ Hawa Mahal Palace
- REGINE PETERSEN: Find a Fallen Star @ Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory
- ARKO DATTO:Pik Nik @ Hawa Mahal Palace
- NOLA MINOLFI: The Man Who Never Saw the Sea @ Hawa Mahal Palace
- SEBASTIAN BRUNO: Duelos y Quebrantos @ Albert Hall Museum
- MR. CHAND/CHRISTOPHE PREBOIS: The Artist & The Photographer @ Hawa Mahal Palace
- ASMITA PARELKAR: Giraffe Behind the Door @ Albert Hall Museum
- JOHN MACLEAN: Hometowns @ City Palace
- SOHAM GUPTA: Angst @ Jawahar Kala Kendra
"HOMEWARD BOUND": SYMPOSIUM (23th-25th February 2018):
AVEEK SEN / REGINE PETERSEN / AARON SCHUMAN / VAL WILLIAMS / ARKO DATTO /
ANNA FOX / TERJE ABUSDAL / JASON FULFORD / MR. CHAND & CHRISTOPHE PREBOIS
British Journal of Photography - http://www.bjp-online.com/2018/02/jaipurphotohome/
First Post - https://www.firstpost.com/
Times of India - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/
The Hindu - http://www.thehindu.com/
Architectural Digest - https://www.architecturaldigest.in/
'''Homeward Bound" considers the ways in which a wide variety of contemporary photographers explore, express, engage with and examine notions of "home", and how one's idea of "home" is both determined and defined by ourselves and others.
What happens when photography – a medium that is often associated with looking outward – is turned "homeward", towards one's own country and community? What happens when, as an outsider, we invite ourselves into, experience and investigate the "homes" of others? What do we carry with us from our own "home" – visually, symbolically, psychologically and otherwise – when we find ourselves immersed in the world at large? How are we invariably "bound" to our own sense of "home"? And how are the boundaries and borders of our various "homes" and "homelands" delineated and defended – personally, politically, culturally, and otherwise?
"Homeward Bound" offers a wide range of diverse perspectives on our perpetual search for "home', its meaning and importance within our lives, and the many ways in which we long for and bind ourselves to it.'
- Aaron Schuman