Raghubir Singh

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Raghubir Singh & Dayanita Singh: The Home and the World
by Dayanita Singh
Publisher's Description
This book accompanies a travelling exhibition of the work of two well-known Indian photographers, Raghubir Singh and Dayanita Singh. Curated by the art historian and critic, Deepak Ananth, the exhibition has been organised in collaboration with Hermès, Paris.

Raghubir Singh’s photographs in The Home and the World focus on the Ambassador, the iconic car inherited from the British. In these photographs, shot mostly in the last years of his life, the doors and windshield of the car become the frame to the image. In some, black planes block out large parts of the image; the result is a series of almost abstract photographs.

Dayanita Singh’s work is taken from two recent Steidl books. In Go Away Closer Singh considers opposites in India: presence and absence, reality and dreams, tradition and progress. Such opposites are ultimately irreconcilable, as embodied by the paradox of the book’s title. Singh embraces this uncertainty, and presents visual clues in her photographs into which the viewer can read his or her own biography. Sent A Letter brings together eight of Singh’s small photo journals of her travels in India over recent years. Each book was made with a certain person in mind, either someone she has made the journey with or that was on her mind on her travels. The diaries are in accordion folds and each opens into a mini private exhibition.
ISBN: 3865216838
Publisher: Steidl & Partners
Paperback : 128 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.3 x 7.7 x 0.2 inches
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