Digital pigment print on Harman Warmtone FB Gloss 310 gsm.
30.5 x 20.2 cm [12.1 x 7.8 inches].
Edition of 100 works, signed and numbered verso.
About the work
This edition was created exclusively for the Whitechapel Gallery to accompany Gauri Gills inclusion in the Exhibition Where three Dreams Cross, 2009 - a landmark exhibition which gave an inside view of how modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have been shaped through the lens of their photographers. Gill has focused her attention on marginalised, rural communities in Rajasthan. A Balika Mela is a fair organised exclusively for young girls, in 2003 Gill worked with an NGO group that, in addition to providing all the usual attractions of a fair, was aiming to raise awareness of the electoral process by holding mock elections. Gill set up a temporary studio in the fair where girls were encouraged to come and have their photograph taken with props and accessories of their own choosing. The image used in this edition was part of this project.
About the artist
Gill is a Delhi-based photographer best known for capturing different groups, such as the diasporic Indian community in America, rural villagers in north west India and Afghani Indians in Delhi to create her own 'family albums'.
Gill's work has been exhibited widely in India , Europe and the US. She has shown with Bose Pacia Gallery, New York; Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, Focus Gallery, Chennai; Green Cardamom, London and The Grange Prize Exhibition curated by Michelle Jacques, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
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