Tigers in my backyard – My Solo Photography Exhibition in Delhi

Dicky Singh | Solo Show | Oddbird Theatre | 2nd-8th February 2018 | 11 am to 7 pm daily

Curator: Laura Williams – Art 18|21

A photography exhibition of Dicky Singh, one of India’s most celebrated wildlife photographers and conservationists

Venue: Oddbird Theatre, Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Feet Road, Chattarpur, New Delhi

Contact: Laura Williams: France: +33 642910718 India: +91 9958644810 laura@art1821.com

Dicky Singh: +91 9414031221 dickysingh@gmail.com

On a bright Autumn morning in November 1998, Dicky and Poonam Singh jumped into their car In Delhi and set off to make their dreams a reality; of escaping the City and living a life connected to the land “to live in nature with tigers in our backyard’. Little could they have known the incredible journey they were about to take, the fruits of which will be on show for all to see in the forthcoming Photography exhibition, Dicky Singh at Oddbird Theatre in Chattarpur, New Delhi from the 2nd -8th February 2018.

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Lone Acacia in Masai Mara

Two decades, 20 years later, the name Dicky Singh has become synonymous with tigers and natural history in Ranthambhore National Park and Tiger Reserve. For over two decades Dicky Singh has been documenting generations of wild tigers through his lens and can draw many a family tree of tigers from his expansive photo stock. He is revered by many in the local community, which encompass Ranthambhore National Park. Like Fateh Singh before him, Dicky Singh is one of the ‘good guys and gals’, a small but vital group of steadfast individuals fighting to protect India’s heritage both now and for future generations.

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Ranthambhore tiger

There are many photographers, wildlife experts, historians and artists but in Dicky Singh all of these skills are deftly packed into the one man. Add to this his unparalleled experience and knowledge gained through day-to-day existence with the tigers and the National Park and you have a tour de force, his photographs the culmination of all of these skills focused in the power of that one second when his finger presses the camera button.

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Iconic Machali

The exhibition at Oddbird Theatre will display some of Dicky’s most iconic moments, photographs that have appeared in India’s national newspapers and in conservation reports alike.

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Infrared tiger

Like the man himself, this first exhibition of his photography is multi-faceted; it offers viewers the chance to immerse themselves in India’s wildlife and heritage through the photographs, particularly in the unusual setting of the Theatre. Curator Laura Williams suggests, “with the rise of social media, images have become a part of our daily life and we are quick to open and delete visuals without really engaging with them. Viewing photography in a theatre can restore some of the drama surrounding the creation of the image. We can consider what it must feel like to experience the heart-stopping moment the tiger comes out of the bush or the very last moment the sun goes down over the lake outlining the chhatris on the horizon. In the exhibition, we are invited to become part of the narrative and enter the world the images present”.

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Leopard tree

Dicky Singh at Oddbird Theatre from 2nd February.

 For more images, information, for an invitation to review the show or interview Dicky Singh please contact laura@art1821.co

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Charging tiger cub

Here is a time lapse from the day we were setting up for the show:

And some pictures from the show:

Dicky Singh Solo Show

Dicky Singh Solo Show

Dicky Singh Solo Show

Dicky Singh Solo Show

Dicky Singh Solo Show

Dicky Singh Solo Show

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