2017 Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Grant for Photography grantee Prajakta Potnis' 'When the Wind Blows' appropriates the space of a frost-lined outdated freezer cupboard in a domestic refrigerator as an ethereal yet foreboding environment for her photographs.
An anonymous logbook was retrieved at the excavation site of Inamgaon, with records of items bearing curious resemblance to those found in the excavation archives. However, they all appear slightly altered here, conjuring a flood of counterfactual inquiries.
Ashish Sahoo’s ‘Narrative-Flux’ is a contemporary retelling of the Ramayana presented through a series of ambrotypes alongside poetic text. Sahoo elaborates on the trajectory of the development of his project and motivations behind encouraging reworkings of an epic that has deep political significance.
Shan Bhattacharya’s ‘Portal: The Curious Case of Achintya Bose’ forms a unique mode of inquiry into the relationship photography shares with identity and into what it means to be photographed. SSAF’s Malavika Madgulkar speaks to Bhattacharya about the project’s conceptual development and process.