India

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A Different Vision

India has one of the largest populations of the visually challenged, mostly from very poor families that cannot afford expensive treatment or education. This photo essay documents the life of students at an institute for the blind as they learn to live a normal dignified life.

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Tent Moments

This photo essay is dedicated to the tent cinema as it is today – surviving away from the glare of the metropolis, in crevices towards which the noses of the law are not pointed and where a faint whiff of illegality hangs in the air.

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India’s Devadasi System

This multimedia project explores India’s Devadasi System-an ancient system of religiously sanctioned prostitution still practiced in India today.

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School for Nomads

In the remote Himalayan region of Changthang in Ladakh, many nomadic parents, wiser after a lifetime of harsh life in sub-zero temperatures, face the dilemma of leaving their children behind in the new residential primary school or taking them along in their seasonal trek across the hills with their livestock.

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A December Departure

A photo essay of the photographer’s family leaving their house which the photographer inhabited since as a child.

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Abecedaire

‘Abecedaire’ uses the basic formal device of a child’s language primer in order to explore the question of the relationship between subjectivity and interpretation.

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Braveheart Girl Lit a Flame

India was stunned when a 23 year old female physiotherapy intern was beaten and brutally gang raped by six men on a moving bus in New Delhi on 16 December, 2012 and thrown out of the vehicle, almost dead.

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A Broken Record

Have I failed love or has love failed me? The only thing I’m sure of is, somewhere, at some point something has failed.

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My Uncle Tukka

“This is my personal tribute to a man, a human being who continues to live in utmost silence for more than four decades now. This is just about him, the way he is, with all his perfections and imperfections.”