Gopal MS

Mumbai Paused aka Gopal M S aka Slogan Murugan is a product of the world wide web. He documents the streets of Mumbai and tries to peel...

Internet Mujhe Photographer Banaya

"The beauty of the internet has been that it opened up space and continues to open up avenues, without any restrictions, for a generation of Indians. Most of the writers, filmmakers, activists, techies and artists who are emerging today first experimented with their thoughts and skills online. This was where they and most of us took our baby steps. And this is only the beginning."

~ Gopal M S

Gopal M S does not feel he can call himself a photographer, at least not a photographer in the classical sense. He calls himself a blogger, who wanted to share the city he was seeing through his camera with people online. As he kept blogging, he became known as a city photographer, documenting less visible aspects of first Bangalore, and now Mumbai.

We are delighted to invite Gopal M S - photographer in digital disguise - to Mumbai Local to share with us his journey online, and how he developed a love for cities thanks to his camera. He in turn invites us to explore Mumbai with him, through his photographs. He invites us to pause and discover the multitude of stories from Mumbai, invisible to us as we rush by, but there, asking us to look - stories of Aam Artists, art found on the streets created by working class people, villages of Mumbai, dalit imagery and more.

Curated by Paromita Vohra.

RSVP for this session begins on Monday 29th October 2018.

@ MCubed Library, Bandra (W) - 1st Sat, 5 pm
@ Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla (E) - 2nd Sun, 5 pm
@ Kitab Khana, Fort - 3rd Fri, 5:30 pm

Mumbai Paused aka Gopal M S aka Slogan Murugan is a product of the world wide web. He documents the streets of Mumbai and tries to peel layers of the city like an onion using photographs. His real-life version or avatar is that of a 45-year-old copywriter called Slogan Murugan who works for an ad agency. He has been living a double life on the internet and narrates stories in a world moving at Internet speed. His online avatar is called Mumbai Paused. His work is primed towards understanding the city of Mumbai and its sister cities, primarily through the stories that reside within it. As a visual storyteller, he has been capturing Mumbai since 2008, in tales and scenes that weave larger narratives about a place that is constantly evolving. His slow and daily work is to show its inhabitants cling gracefully to a sense of self in the face of adversity and change.
Instagram: @mumbaipaused

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