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2015-11 - Jagdish Agarwal - Photography
11th Finger is the tenth one man show of photographs by Jagdish Agarwal from 2nd to 30th November 2015, Monday to Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday closed, at DINODIA Photo Gallery, 66 Bajaj Bhawan, 6th Floor, Nariman Point, Opposite INOX, Mumbai - 400 021. For more info, contact Jagdish Agarwal at or phone 91 22 2204 4016

Jagdish Agarwal took his first photograph 50 years ago, with an Agfa box camera, gifted by his Uncle Phulchandji Agarwal.

His first photography teacher was Prof. P.K.M. Pillai. Agarwal won the first prize in the class photography contest and later first prize in the annual photography contest of all past students. Next he won the second prize in an all India contest where the first prize was won by Raghu Rai. Later he also did a postal photography course from a New York School Of Photography, in the days when there were no fax machines, no computers and no mobile phones. Agarwal soon won an award in Hongkong where the judge was Kishor Parekh.

Then for about twenty years, Agarwal looked after the family business of textiles. But he continued taking pictures on holidays. He travelled all over India with BNHS – Bombay Natural History Society, PSI - Photographic Society Of India and WWF – World Wildlife Fund. This helped in adding thousands of pictures to his stock photography collection, which he contributed to newspapers, magazines and books in India and abroad.

About thirty years ago, Jagdish Agarwal started the first stock photography library in India.

Over the years, Agarwal has had nine one man shows of his photography and won dozens of awards, in India and abroad.

This current tenth one man show of his photographs is from his recent trip to Paris. He says "A photographer must constantly travel to new places, so that his eyes discover new lines and forms . He believes that the camera shutter trigger is not clicked by one of the ten fingers, but by some unknown 11th Finger, once you are in harmony with your surroundings, then pictures appear in front of your eyes."
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