This week starts in a truely magical and mystic way with this breath taking photo series that will litteraly, but softly, blow you away like a warm tropical breeze.
India song: A series of carefully crafted photographs explores the past and its relation to India’s contemporary heritage sites across Rajasthan. It is a celebration of the rich visual culture, the foundation myths and stories of northern India. Live animals are inserted into the architectural sites, fusing high resolution digital with analogue photography. Cranes, zebus, langurs, tigers and elephants mutate from princely pets to avatars of past feminine historic characters, blurring boundaries between reality and illusion and reinventing the Panchatantra for the 21st century.
The photographer: Karen Knorr was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960s. She finished her education in Paris and London and is currently Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey.
Since her life changing journey to Rajasthan, India in 2008, Karen Knorr’s work is now exploring Rajput and Mughal cultural heritage and its relationship to questions of feminine subjectivity and animality.