Betsy Karel

Bombay Jadoo
by Betsy Karel
Publisher's Description
Inspired by contemporary Indian authors, Betsy Karel went to Bombay seeking visual equivalents for the humanity, humor, mystery and psychological energy of their stories. Unlike many photographers drawn to the cacophony of urban India, she focuses, often in an intensely personal way, on individuals going about their everyday street lives. She waits patiently in the bustle of Bombay, then as individuals transform public spaces into private places, forging islands of intimacy, she captures a poignant lyricism in the familiar, and the true jadoo (magic) of the city. Karel, born in New York City in 1946, was an award-winning photojournalist in the 1970s and early 80s, then returned to photography in the late 1990s. Here she collaborates with acclaimed writer Suketu Mehta, who has written a companion piece about his boyhood in Bombay.
ISBN: 3865213766
Publisher: Steidl
Hardcover : 92 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
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