Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

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JEHANGIR ART GALLERY, 161 KALAGHODA, MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA 400001 : INDIA

Exhibition Dates: 2 – 8 December 2015, 11:00 – 19:00 daily (Upstairs Terrace Gallery)
Exhibition Launch Event: Thursday 3 December, 16:00 – 19:00

As my Bhopal: Facing 30 exhibition at Photofusion Gallery, London, draws to a close this week, I’m really pleased to be in Mumbai preparing for the launch of another new exhibition.

Bhopal: Facing 30 premiers in India at the prestigeous Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, from 2 – 8 December 2015.  The launch of this inaugural Indian exhibition will be celebrated on 3 December 2015 with some of the disaster survivors in attendance. One survivor, Iqbal Khan, says ‘I have never known of workers and poor class people being photographed like Royals as Francesca did. We treat the colour picture she gave us as a family treasure.’ I look forward to welcoming Iqbal, and Shafiq and Nusrat Jahan, to the exhibition.

Please join us at the launch event at Jehangir Art Gallery on Thursday 3 December from 16:00 – 19:00.

This exhibition will feature an installation of the Union Carbide wall, built to contain the disaster site, juxtaposed with the formal family portraits of the families who reside around it.

During the event, we will be commemorating the world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India, that took place on the 2/3 December 1984. To find out more about the disaster, and the work of project supporter the Bhopal Medical Appeal, please see www.bhopal.org.

For those of you who won’t be able to make it, but have friends and family that may be interested in the exhibition, please do spread the word. We will be filming the event on 3 December, and this recording will be published on the dedicated Bhopal: Facing 30 project blog, shortly after the event.

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