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Author Baker, Monika

Title Dalda 13 / directed by Monika Baker
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (23 min.)
Summary Although her powerful images of India have been seen around the world, Homai Vyarawalla's name never appears in the annals of photojournalism. Her professional identity, Dalda 13, derives from her birth in 1913, her marriage at thirteen, and the license plate on her first car which was DLD 13. In a country where women were submissive, Ms. Vyarawalla was toting a large camera on her sari draped shoulder, always pushing to where the action was. Her photographs documented the death of Gandhi, the visits of international dignitaries such as Ho Chi Minh, Queen Elizabeth, and Jackie Kennedy. Never at a loss for words, she shares her impressions of the luminaries she photographed. Although her first photographs were published under her husband's name, she soon became recognized as a familiar presence on the front line of events. She gave up her career out of frustration when security restrictions governing press photographers limited her access to "special angles." After retirement she burned all her negatives, believing no one was interested. This film, a long overdue tribute, suggests she was overlooked because she was Asian and a woman
Notes Originally released as DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Audience For High School; College; Adult audiences
Notes This edition in English
Association for Asian Studies, 1997
National Women's Studies Association, 1997
Subject Vyarawalla, Homai.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video