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INDIA: PHOTOGRAPHY: MANJARI SHARMA
Artist statement: “Darshan is an ongoing series consisting of photographically recreated, classical images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses that are pivotal to mythological stories in Hinduism. Most commonly used in the context of Hindu worship, darshan is a sanskrit word that means ‘apparition’ or a ‘glimpse.’ Lead by the experiential nature of a darshan, this series explores the delicate relationship between photography and representation. Having left a ritual-driven community in India, my move to the U.S. precipitated an enormous cultural shift. It was this cultural paralysis that motivated me to use my one medium of worship–the camera–to study, construct and deconstruct the mythologies of my land.”