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New York-born photographer and activist Fazal Sheikh closely crops his subjects' faces, making their eyes the central focus of the frame, in turn forcing his viewers to face them. He captures portraits of communities around the world in an effort to bridge the gap between the diversity of human experience and the often-insurmountable differences in opportunity. This volume focuses on photographs of women, taken in India over the past five years. In his last two books, Moksha (2005) and Ladli (2007), Sheikh addressed the social and political implications of Indian women's subordination and mistreatment, recording many stories of isolation and extreme abuse. In The Circle, Sheikh concentrates on the power of these women's gazes and their ability to engage our empathy and our curiosity. This series reflects an intimacy and directness between photographer and subject that challenges Westerners' preconceptions about Indian women.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 6.93" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2008
ISBN 3865215998 ISBN13 9783865215994
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More About Fazal Sheikh
Fazal Sheikh was born in 1965 in New York City. Since graduating from Princeton University, he has collaborated with displaced communities across East Africa, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, Cuba and India. His awards include the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, the Prix d'Arles, and the Leica Medal of Excellence. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His previous books include A Sense of Common Ground, The Victor Weeps, A Camel for the Son, Ramadan Moon and Moksha. Exhibitions of his work have been presented at Tate Modern, London; the International Center of Photography and the United Nations, New York. His photographs are in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the George Eastman House, Rochester; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is represented by Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York City. The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris awarded Sheikh the HCB Award 2005 for his companion projects on Indian women: "Moksha" and "Ladli."