When storm Juno was hitting us hard
photographs by Manjari Sharma
Episode 2.8 - Gabriela Herman & Manjari Sharma
With this episode, we decided to add an introduction before the conversation with the guests. It’s something we’re going to experiment with in future episodes to see if it works. I think it will. This gives us a chance to catch up and chat about some things we’re reading or watching.
Of course, the main event is the conversation with the guests, and this week we’ve got two who are not only incredibly talented photographers, but also very good friends, which made for a great conversation. Gab was one of the first photographers who reached out to me when I first started blogging. She was the one who also introduced me to Manj. I had them both on in the first season (which BTW I’ve been uniformly told is almost unlistenable because of poor audio quality. Sorry!), and was excited to have them come on the show together to chat about photography and books.
Manj was generous enough to invite us to her home in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn to record the episode. We had great pizza, looked at some fantastic books and hopefully had a conversation you’ll enjoy.
Executive Producer / Host Bryan Formhals
Audio Engineer and Music by Tom Starkweather
Thanks for sharing the work mango-popsicle !
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.”
I had the pleasure of meeting with Gillian Laub last night. She was warm and revisiting her work today, I realize how many of these images I’ve known and loved forever. Here’s a repost of one of them.
Pfeifer Beach, California
Memories from Juhu Beach