Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Big exhibit of big photos

Yes, the blog has been abandoned for much too long. C is back in the US. I'm still here in India.

Why no posts? I'm afraid I've been working at an insane pace, with continued unreliable electricity and internet. No too surprisingly, these can be helpful when one has much to accomplish. No email interruptions, etc.

My exhibition at the art museum is going on now. It has been met with some wonderfully positive responses and a few loud complaints. I remind myself that contemporary art should make you think. You don't have to like it.

I am thrilled, though, that some viewers are enjoying the spectacle. I sit for hours outside the building - the prints are on the outside of the museum - and enjoy watching the surprised faces reacting to the work.

I would give anything to have all of you back in the US here to see it.

A few pics from installation (click on the photo to see a larger version)



Checking the roof before hanging the prints


Shyamal repairing torn print, day 2






and the first few days.


Bartha standing below his portrait


This rickshaw driver was surprised to see me photographing passers-by from the opposite side of the street.





Many view the exhibit at night through the museum's gates








Note: We are having a record-breaking storm as I write now. I can't guarantee any of the prints will be intact in the morning. I hope so, but can't be sure. It's quite something out there!