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Exhibition in Mumbai | Yamini Nayar at Amrita Jhaveri Projects

Exhibition in Mumbai | Yamini Nayar at Amrita Jhaveri Projects | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"A Yamini Nayar photograph is a document of constructed moments or a visual recording of a sculpture she has carefully built and then thoughtfully destroyed. In her words, her photographs “monumentalize and memorialize the fragility and decay of the sculptures, preserve the modest and humble experiences and detritus of everyday life from which they are constructed.”

 

Image by Yamini Nayar, Interview by Rosely n D'Mello

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Book of The Week : 'Photography and Anthropology' by Christopher Pinney

Book of The Week : 'Photography and Anthropology' by Christopher Pinney | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"In Photography and Anthropology, Christopher Pinney presents a provocative and readable account of the strikingly parallel histories of the two disciplines, as well as a polemical narrative and overview of the use of photography by anthropologists from the 1840s to the present. Walter Benjamin suggested that photography “make[s] the difference between technology and magic visible as a thoroughly historical variable,” and Pinney here explores photography as a divinatory practice that prompted anthropologists to capture the “primitive” lives of those they studied.

 

Early anthropology celebrated photography as a physical record, whose authority and permanence promised an escape from the lack of certainty in speech. But later anthropologists faulted photography for failing to capture movement and process. Anthropology as a practice of “being there” has thus found itself entwined in an intimate engagement with photography as metaphor for the collection of evidence.

 

Through numerous examples from the annals of anthropological photography, Photography and Anthropology examines the history of anthropology’s enchantment with photography alongside the anthropological theory of photography and documentation."

 

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Read also the review by Ram Rahman in The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/the-long-story-behind-the-image/854095/

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