Photographer Gauri Gill documents rural life in Rajasthan


Photographer Gauri Gill documents rural life in Rajasthan

Don't miss her solo show at Mumbai's Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke

By Anjan Sachar  April 27th, 2016

Delhi-based photographer Gauri Gill’s new solo exhibit, The Mark On The Wall, features works from three series at Mumbai’s Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke. Places, Traces (2016) is a compilation of new images about the landscape, and part of her larger ongoing series called Notes From The Desert, a photo archive of rural Rajasthan which Gill has maintained since 1999. They capture intriguing visuals of the desert, adding a new eeriness to borders and graveyards. The second body of work, The Mark on the Wall (after which the exhibition is named) brings together drawings made by local artists, children and teachers in government schools in western Rajasthan. These drawings were part of the Leher Kaksha scheme by the government to promote visual learning, and also gain insights on the beliefs and aspirations of a rural community. Plus, Fields of Sight (2014-2016) is a set of photopaintings, made in collaboration with Warli artist Rajesh Vangad, that depict daily life in Maharashtra’s coastal Dahanu village.

The Mark On The Wall is on till June 30 from 11am to 7pm at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, 2 Sunny House, 16/18 Mereweather Road, Colaba, Mumbai.

Flip through the gallery for a glimpse