We witness, experience and are privy to barriers of identity and geography being crossed every day. The visualization of ‘Trespass’ is of people whose lives have drastically transformed, of a moment that might have altered their lives or indeed of spaces as they are encroached, as they change and at times break away from a phase into another. In today’s context it can be about interpreting or understanding the self, as new frontiers of identity are challenged and forged.
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Trespassing On Gallery Walls
“I’d better put on my sincere smile,” he said as he straightened up, realising I was about to take his picture. Arthur C. Clarke, the king of Sci-Fi, was only half joking. The sincere smile is certainly not the monopoly of the pre-election campaigner. I find myself doing it when I spy a...
Beyond Borders: A Photographer’s Thoughts
Before I begin working with the images in this issue, I was brought to bear on the idea of the theme itself. I was confronted with images of open fields mysteriously cordoned off, wires with razor sharp barbs preventing the encroacher who dared enter and gain access to a secret, other world. When...
As I read an article about the last minute cancellation of the video link between Salman Rushdie and the Jaipur Literary Festival, I wondered how the virtual presence of a person could scorn the people protesting a physical one. But then images have always occupied this rather interesting space...