Out of Darkness
From 2006 ﬁlmmaker Dev Benegal has been photographing outdoor cinemas of India. A barren ﬁeld ﬁlls with three thousand people at night; all gathering to see a movie. A dry river bed hosts 400,000 people coming to watch a movie.
Benegal’s feature ﬁlm Road, Movie was a homage to this.
Photographs here are a sample of six years of his work.
He continues to follow these cinemas as they transition from 35mm ﬁlm projection to digital projection.
Benegal began photographing on ﬁlm and works in digital as well.