Egaro: Tripura’s Unique Photo Festival


Egaro, or eleven in Bengali, is the story of a number turning into life. Three years since it started, this unique photography exhibition in Tripura has started making its presence felt in the region as a no-nonsense ensemble of serious ‘photography artists’ trying to make a difference.

It started small in December 2016 with 11 photography artists from Tripura. Each one had their own photographs exhibited in print in front of Rabindra Shatabarshiki Bhavan. In 2017, the exhibition had works from photographers based in Kolkata, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Madurai.

Among the 11 whose works are being displayed this year are Akshay Mahajan, Aparna Jayakumar, Chandan Gomes, Karan Vaid, Mansi Thapliyal, Mohini Chandra, Priyanka Shah, Sameer Tawde, Saumalya Ghosh, Srinivas Kuruganti and Swastik Pal. Among them, Mohini Chandra is currently based out of Australia and has worked on nostalgia of her father through photography.