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India Song by Karen Knorr

India Song by Karen Knorr

India Song by Karen Knorr

Karen Knorr‘s works portrays the visual richness found in the stories of India using sacred sites to highlight caste, femininity and its relationship with the animal world.

In her most recent photography project, the “India Song”, each finished photograph is both a mystery and a fable. She recreated the Panchatantra – an ancient Indian collection of animal fables for the 21st century and blurred the boundaries between illusion and reality. She inserts the animal subjects by digital means within the consistently frontal interior photograph. These interiors are carefully photographed with a large format analogue camera and Knorr’s own photos of live animals are then inserted to the rooms and sites.

The India Song is her first solo show in United States. The series was also nominated for the 2012 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize.

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On Foot by Steve McCurry

On Foot by Steve McCurry

On Foot by Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry is one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years. He studied film before going on to work for a local newspaper. Later on, he made his first of many trips to India with a little more than bag of clothes and a camera which he used document his exploration in the country.

His photography project On Foot show different pairs of feet showing different aspects of the people. The ones with dirty, ragged and torn shoes ans slippers represent poverty, the hardships and struggles while the ones with comfortable and neat foot wears depict a comfortable life.

It was after he experienced being smuggled to Afghanistan while the Russian Invasion is at large, that he showed the world the first images of conflict in Afghanistan. Since then, McCurry has gone on to creating iconic images on countless countries focusing on cultures, conflicts and traditions but never always retaining the human element.

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