Sisters Apart

This work is from the Re-take of Amrita series. 

Excerpt from Vivan Sundaram, Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita, Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2001:

'In this work I bring together the sisters Amrita and Indira in the confrontationist manner of a standard Hollywood shot. The photograph of Amrita in Bombay was taken by Karl Khandalavala in 1936. Amrita and Karl wrote notes behind each of the twelve photographs he took. He wrote, 'Not bad as a side face, but I’ve missed something in the face which I saw as I was taking it.' Amrita replied, 'I like his. I would prefer the trimming closer to the head.' Indira’s photograph was taken in Shimla in the early 1940s by her father.'

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Online

Keywords

photographyphotography

Publication/Creation date

2001

Creation place

India

Medium

Digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c

Dimension

38.1cm x 36.57cm

Content type

artwork documentation

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Sisters Apart