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SOUTH INDIA: A TRAVEL WITH CHALLENGES

2011

In Spring 2011, I collaborated with people to capture, and interpret, their unique ideas during my month-long trip through Southern India. I asked each person to present me with a photographic project.

The purpose was to awaken in myself, and others, curiosity that is often buried in life’s routine. I wanted to connect with people, allow them to connect with me, and present something that manifested that connection.

18 ideas have been interpreted for this series.

Each project presented a different challenge in both direction and interpretation, and each project pushed me to delve deeper into myself and into the country.

SOUTE INDIA: A TRAVEL WITH CHALLENGES

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CATCH THE FIRST SMILE I 'I  would like to see on a photograph the smile of your first encounter in india'

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PEOPLE IN MOTION I 'Go into the crowd and capture the people going through'

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THE QUIET I 'Quiet and India are not necessary synonymes in the head of the people. Try to capture the quiet.'

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COW HEAD MOSAIC I 'Photograph cow heads and make a mosaic out of it.'

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RED ONLY I 'Photograph red things.'

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LOOK ALIKE I 'Try to find a look alike.'

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YOU ARE UNDER AN ELEPHANT I 'Take a picture under an elephant.'

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YOU ARE UNDER AN ELEPHANT I 'Take a picture under an elephant.'

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SELF PORTRAIT DURING HOLI FESTIVAL I 'Take several pictures of yourself with colors thrown on your face.'

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SELF PORTRAIT DURING HOLI FESTIVAL I 'Take several pictures of yourself with colors thrown on your face.'

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SILVER AND COLD I 'Photograph pieces of jewelry on women.'

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HIDE AND SEEK: FIND THE BEAR I 'Take an object with you that you will photograph in different places and situations.'

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HIDE AND SEEK: FIND THE BEAR I 'Take an object with you that you will photograph in different places and situations.'

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SHIT I 'Photograph kinds of shit.'

SHIT I 'Photograph kinds of shit.'

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ONE MONTH IN MEALS I 'Take a picture of all your meals.'

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ONE MONTH IN MEALS I 'Take a picture of all your meals.'

TURN AROUND, POINT AND SHOOT I 'For one day, set an alarm clock to ring every hour and when it rings, take in picture what is behind you.'

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TWO GENERATIONS DRAWING NEW YORK I 'Ask two generations to draw how they see New York.'

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TWO GENERATIONS DRAWING NEW YORK I 'Ask two generations to draw how they see New York.'

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11:00 AM EVERY DAY BY A STRANGER I 'Ask a stranger to take a picture of you every day at the same time.'

ME BY ME I 'Make an autoportrait every day.'

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FUTURE OF INDIA I 'Street kids are everywhere in India. What is the future of India as seen through their eyes?.'

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FUTURE OF INDIA I 'Street kids are everywhere in India. What is the future of India as seen through their eyes?.'

CLOSE TO NATURE I 'Photograph details of plants and trees.'

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CLOSE TO NATURE I 'Photograph details of plants and trees.'