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PROJECT | 'Kitchen Gods' by Priya Kambli

PROJECT | 'Kitchen Gods' by Priya Kambli | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
One of my most startling early childhood memories is of finding one of my father’s painstakingly composed family photographs pierced by my mother. She cut holes in them so as to completely obliterate her own face while not harming the image of my sister and myself beside her. Even as a child I was aware that this act was quite significant - but what it signified was beyond my ability to decipher. As an adult I continue to be disturbed by these artifacts, which not only encompass the photographer’s hand but also the subject’s fingerprints. Even though her incisions have a violent quality to them, as an image-maker I am aesthetically drawn by the physical mark, its presence and its careful placement. These marred artifacts have formed a reference point for my new body of work, Kitchen Gods, but they do not limit the form my own work takes. I am fascinated by how my mother’s physical mark complicates the read of an otherwise mundane family photographs. In this body of work like my mother, I alter the family photographs to modify the stories they tell.

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Interview | Fabien Charuau on his work

Documentary photographer Fabien Charuau talks to us about his new projects - The Great Unwashed and Send Some Candids.

The Great Unwashed is a series of simple snapshots of Indian men. The focus in this collection is about the ambiguous sensuality that comes from masses of men living together. Send Some Candids is a collection of found photos of women in public spaces, curated from online adult forums.

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