Karen Knorr: India Song : India Song
The extraordinary work of acclaimed photographer Karen Knorr and her poetic journey through the Indian Subcontinent. Karen Knorr began her 'India Song' series in 2008, after a life-changing trip through Rajasthan. These carefully crafted images take inspiration from the Indian tradition of personifying animals in literature and art, depicting scenarios that are at once otherworldly and surreal. Knorr's work explores Rajput and Mughal cultural heritage and its contemporary relationship to questions of feminine subjectivity and animality. Knorr was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the 1960s, completing her education in Paris and London. She has taught, exhibited, and lectured internationally, including at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The University of Westminster, Goldsmiths, Harvard and The Art Institute of Chicago. She studied at the University of Westminster in the mid-1970s, exhibiting photography that addressed debates in cultural studies and film theory concerning the 'politics of representation' practices which emerged during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She is currently Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 248 x 286 x 20mm | 1,239.98g
- 24 Feb 2015
- Milan, Italy
- 75 colour illustrations
About Rosa Maria Falvo
William Dalrymple is an acclaimed British historian and writer, broadcaster, and critic. He is the author of nine books about India and the Islamic world, including City of Djinns, White Mughals, The Last Mughal, and Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India. Rosa Maria Falvo is a writer, editor, and curator, specializing in Asian contemporary art and photography. She regularly travels the Subcontinent and recently curated 'Lifeblood', an exhibition of seven leading photographers in Bangladesh at the Dhaka Art Summit. Christopher Pinney is professor of Anthropology and Visual Culture at University College, London. His research interests cover the art and visual culture of South Asia, with a particular focus on the history of photography and chromolithography in India.