They built a barrage across river Krishna

May 5, 2016
Mahesh Bhat
It was 1988.. a year after I had moved to Bangalore. I wanted to shoot for India Today. Their office was on the corner of St.Mark’s and Residency Roads, in a small building next to the iconic Cash Pharmacy. Chidanand...
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Lakshmi

April 25, 2016
Mahesh Bhat
This is a story from three decades ago. I had just begun doing photography, in my hometown, Mangalore. My father who was a lawyer, had his office in a one storied BF building, at Kodialbail. It was made of wood...
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1992 : Reporting from Silicon Valley

February 26, 2016
Mahesh Bhat
It was 1992. I was going to the United States to attend a workshop by Hans Neleman at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. It was a one week affair but I had planned to stay in the US for about two...
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Speaking of Conflicts

February 17, 2016
Mahesh Bhat
Near Vakkarai, Sri Lanka, 2007- A Unicorn armoured vehicle that was escorting us. Kalashnikov has been one of the most enduring symbols of global armed conflicts.. Sometime in 2007, post the publication of UNSUNG, Mr.Arun Maira (then chairman of Boston...
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Covers

LIGHT

November 13, 2015
Mahesh Bhat
LIGHT was a magazine that I had started in 1996. I was doing a lot of advertising photography then and the creative atmosphere in the country was pretty boring. There was no Internet and we didn’t much access to information...
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Ajja’s House

October 4, 2015
Mahesh Bhat
Last Monday on 28th of September, I was driving from Mangalore, the city of my birth to Bangalore, where I have lived now for over 28 years. I took a small detour from the usual road to visit a town...
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Us and Them

September 8, 2015
Mahesh Bhat
On 30th of August, a Sunday, I drove from Bangalore to Goa. The 600 Km drive was pleasant. The first 400 Km was on the expressway, which skirts the town of Dharwad. Few decades ago it was the cultural capital...
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Design by Design

August 10, 2015
Mahesh Bhat
I was at India Coffee House on Brigade Road with my college friend Mangal Shetty few days ago. We know each other for about 32 years now. We played cricket for our college, he was my captain. We kept in...
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“I follow my feeling” An Interview with Fausto Giaccone

May 9, 2015
Mahesh Bhat
Italian photographer Fausto Giaccone’s works from his beautiful photo book ‘Macondo’ is the centre point of the Sensorium art festival being held at Sunapranta Goa Centre for Arts from December 6. In his book, Fausto has magically revealed Gabriel García Márquez’...
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