World Photography Day 2016 – A Tribute to Philo Irudhayanath

Philo Irudhayanath


Be there tomorrow at 11-00am,
World Photography Day 2016

A Tribute to
Philo Irudhayanath
A Pioneer Photographer of Tribes, Temples, People and Places

On his Birth Centenary

A Flash Street Exhibition of Tribes of south India

Philo was a primary school teacher in Chennai who, over a period of 50 years (1940 to 1990), travelled all over south India, often in a bicycle, photographing and writing about Tribes, Temples, People and Places. His photographs and articles run into thousands. He died in 1993 unknown and unsung.

Since then NDC, which is the repository of Philo’s collections, has conducted several exhibitions of his works in Chennai and Nilgiris.

Venue: Tibetan Market, opposite Botanical Garden Gate, Ooty

Organized by
Nilgiri Documentation Centre

Dharmalingam Venugopal

The Honorary Director of the Nilgiri Documentation Centre is Dharmalingam Venugopal, a native of Nilgiris, an Economist and an Environmental Activist and founder of Save Nilgiris Campaign and Managing Trustee of Nilgiris Documentation Centre.

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