Julien Levy Gallery, first floor, Perelman Building
Picture This features the work of four contemporary photographers for whom India is an important subject or setting: Gauri Gill, Sunil Gupta, Max Pinckers, and Pamela Singh. Diverse in nationality and place of residence, each of these artists brings a cosmopolitan perspective to his or her work. Whether photographing in rural Rajasthan or major cities like Mumbai or New York, they offer points of view that do not fit easily into categories of "insider" or "outsider."
Like many contemporary photographers, the artists in this exhibition make imaginative use of the camera's power to document reality. Their pictures pose questions about identity, self-representation, history, and truth; examine the social impact of photographic images; and envision experiences such as desire, love, and dislocation. In doing so, these photographers connect their personal relationship with India to themes and strategies central to contemporary artists across the globe.
Indian, born 1970
Gauri Gill's work focuses on marginalized communities in India and the US, often with an emphasis on the lives of women and girls. Many of her projects—including the one featured in this exhibition—are born of long-term artistic and educational collaborations in the communities in which she works. Gill holds degrees in fine art from the Delhi College of Art, New Delhi; Parsons School of Design, New York; and Stanford University, California.
Nathaniel Stein, Horace W. Goldsmith Curatorial Fellow in Photography