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Anup Mathew Thomas 

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By MELAINE POCOCK

ANUP MATHEW THOMAS, Ambassadors (detail), 2007, archival ink-jet print on 

Hahnemuhle photo rag paper, 92 x 136 cm. Courtesy the artist.

In a photograph by Anup Mathew Thomas, a young woman and an old man are shown staring at a man, also elderly, in a wooden coffin. By all appearances, he seems to have recently passed away, "lying in state" while family members pay their last respects. The features of the surrounding room certainly befit the ritual: curtains are drawn, candles are lit and a…

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