India in My Eyes
By Barbara Macklowe
Published by Papadakis November 2012 RRP £40.00
Flip through its pages. Hold on to a few images. Read her words. And trust me, you will experience India. Pritish Nandy
India is a land rich in contrasts. From its majestic Mughul architecture, epitomised through landmarks such as the Taj Mahal; to the haphazard, urban sprawl of its chaotic cities; the sweltering tropics of its southwest coast; and the arid desert plains and dramatic Himalayan peaks fringing its northern reaches, this great subcontinent has long been a subject of fascination for photographers.
But aside from the everyday images thrust upon us, how many of us have really seen the real India? In her new bookIndia in My Eyes, photographer Barbara Macklowe attempts to peer beneath the surface and reveal the countrys human dimension.
Published by Papadakis this November, this photography book provides a stunning portrait of the diversity of people living on the populous subcontinent, including normally inaccessible areas and tribes.
Drawn from her travels across India most of which time was spent with tribal communities Macklowe presents a side of it that few of us have witnessed or think of as India.
With a foreword from high profile Indian personality Pritish Nandy, India in My Eyes beautifully captures the poetry and colour of this ancient place, revealing a land of beauty, hardship and joy, which breathes with life and surges with energy.
About the author
Barbara Macklowe was born in Brooklyn and graduated from Ohio State University. She currently lives in New York. She has studied photography in the United States and abroad with some of the greatest photographers living today. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows and can be found in collections worldwide. She also ran a successful family antiques gallery for 40 years