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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Finally found this incredible photography book that was released for this exhibit "INDIA : A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE - 1947-1997"

This book was first released more than 10 years ago, when the exhibit made a stop in Richmond at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.. the exhibit, which was to commemorate India's 50 years of independence, made its way through many other US cities.. and we were pretty lucky that it made a stop here.. . we have a wonderful art museum here in Richmond in case you didnt know.

I attended this exhibit with my mother, and we spent the afternoon at the museum - first having lunch in the old sculpture garden, and then walking through this exhibit.. (this was way before all the renovations they did at the VMFA) it was one of those shows that really made an impression on me... so when the memory popped up in my head again a few weeks ago, i thought id ask my mom if she remembered the name of the exhibit.



So, after thinking about it for a while, we finally found the catalogue that went with the exhibit and managed to get a copy for under 20 dollars - which is way cheaper than it originally sold for-- and this is really a breathtaking book.. compiling photos from some very talented photographers.. with so many possible perspectives.. each photographer gives their own poetic view of the people and places that make up this dense and colorful continent.. the book is priceless.. with an incredibly beautiful photo print on almost every page , interspersed with essays by the photographers... 200+ pages

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ORDER THIS BOOK WHILE COPIES ARE STILL TO BE FOUND FOR UNDER 50 dollars...

get your copy here:
"INDIA : A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE - 1947-1997"

read a bit about the exhibit in case you missed it more than ten years ago..

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