It has been a busy couple of weeks and my posts here on TIFFINBOX have really trickled to a few drops. I hope to change that as soon as I get a few things sorted out at work and home.
Meanwhile, I missed posting this note about IDENTITY, a photo exhibit in NYC. David Wells, a photojournalist who has spent a great deal of time in India, told me about the show. His wife Annu is one of the artists showcased.
Sepia International and The Alkazi Collection in New York presented Identity, three concurrent exhibits by photographers. Two of the three photographers have Indian roots.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew examines “the ‘staged’ photographic document and its power to reinforce cultural stereotypes.” She combines images by Edward S. Curtis and digitally altered facsimiles using her own image. According to the press release, Matthew creates fabricated pairings that explore both the notion of originality and that of identity.
Sunil Gupta‘s work represents his journeys as a gay man with HIV from his homeland in India to his adopted homes in England and Canada. Known for his diptychs, Gupta’s “narrative juxtapositions explore the inherent tensions which have shaped his experience of being a gay Indian man living in the West.”
The show ran from the end of January to the middle of March this year.