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AN ENCHANTED EYE IN INDIA
The Clubhouse, Walthamstow Cricket, Tennis & Squash Club,
48a Greenway Avenue
|Open: To be provided
This venue has level access.
A solo exhibition by renowned street and travel photographer Eleanor Marriott, of around a dozen colourful and emotive images depicting life in northern India. The photographer spent several months in India - teaching photography to locals while observing and documenting everyday life there through her own camera lens.
Most of the photographer's time was spent in the spiritual city of Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges - a place famous for its ghats where the deceased are openly cremated. Rural India is also featured in her photography, as she was invited to live with families in both a remote village in Madhya Pradesh and in the apple growing district nestled amongst the foothills of the Himalayas.
As well as photographing ordinary Indians, Eleanor had the opportunity to spend time with India's holy men, the Sadhus. These men, clearly identifiable by their orange robes (or in the case of the Naga Babas, by being covered in white ash); dreadlocked hair and a tendency to regularly smoke marijuana from clay pipes, permitted Eleanor to photograph their lives in their ashrams and to document the ceremonies that they partook in.
The collection of photographs on show will reveal both the ordinary and the extraordinary in a country famous for its colour, vibrancy and spirituality.
Suitable for all.
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Artist retains copyright of all original artworks.