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REVIEWS

NEW DELHI

Bodhi Art

Purkayastha Prabir

LADAKH

by UMA NAIR

PURKAYASTHA PRABIR, July 2003.• Black-and-white 35mm photograph. •Courtesy Bodhi Art, Delhi.

Amid the rush of typical tourist images, when you chance upon an exhibit of photographs that stands out like a silent sentinel, it demands further scrutiny. Purkayastha Prabir's suite of photographs that comprise "Ladakh" is essentially different, as if darkness has wrapped the inner crevices of a bleak terrain, only to give way in the morning to the searing rays of pristine sunshine. Prabir's portraits speak within their own silence. The shaft of…

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