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A different lens: Photography with a mission by Vijay S Jodha


  • A series referred to as The First Witnesses by photographer Vijay Jodha, 55, not too long ago co-won the perfect photograph series award given out as a part of the British Journal of Photography’s Decade of Change initiative launched to make use of artwork to spotlight the local weather disaster. The black-and-white series options portraits of relations of Indian farmers who’ve died by suicide. In a basic frame-within-a-frame model, they maintain up for the digicam, and the world, photographs of family members obvious out from behind garlanded frames. Some simply maintain up now-redundant passport-sized photographs. Ten stills from the series had been not too long ago on show on the world’s first museum of local weather change, in Hong Kong, after which at Climate Week NYC, an annual occasion held since 2009 to coincide with the UN General Assembly. Here’s a take a look at a few of these photographs, and a few of Jodha’s different work.

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Born to Perform: Part of a four-year-old and ongoing photo project shot in India and aboard with performing artists from 20 countries. Chinese ballet dancer Ma Li has one arm while Zhai Xiaowei has one leg but together they have performed all over the world.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha)

Born to Perform: Part of a four-year-old and ongoing photograph undertaking shot in India and aboard with performing artists from 20 international locations. Chinese ballet dancer Ma Li has one arm whereas Zhai Xiaowei has one leg however collectively they’ve carried out everywhere in the world.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha)

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Joys of Christmas: From a series on migrant itinerants selling inexpensive items in central Delhi during Christmas for tiny margins.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha )

Joys of Christmas: From a series on migrant itinerants promoting cheap gadgets in central Delhi throughout Christmas for tiny margins.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha )

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Most of My Heroes: From an art project against mob violence. A series of poster-size faux stamps featuring forgotten victims of mob violence. Jaspal Singh was a baby murdered during the 1984 anti-Sikh violence. The zero value on the stamps indicates the value attached to such lost lives in India.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha)

Most of My Heroes: From an artwork undertaking towards mob violence. A series of poster-size fake stamps that includes forgotten victims of mob violence. Jaspal Singh was a child murdered in the course of the 1984 anti-Sikh violence. The zero worth on the stamps signifies the worth hooked up to such misplaced lives in India.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha)

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Kashmir: Close to the Line of Control between India and Pakistan, a group of Kashmiri children try to spot their village on a globe gifted to their school by a visiting NGO.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha )

Kashmir: Close to the Line of Control between India and Pakistan, a group of Kashmiri youngsters attempt to spot their village on a globe gifted to their faculty by a visiting NGO.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha )

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V Mary holds up an image of her late father, Anthony Swamy. This is from the award-winning First Witnesses series that uses the frame-within-a-frame to memorialise Indian farmers who have died by suicide, and their loved ones.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha )

V Mary holds up a picture of her late father, Anthony Swamy. This is from the award-winning First Witnesses series that makes use of the frame-within-a-frame to memorialise Indian farmers who’ve died by suicide, and their family members.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha )

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Ramesh Sundaram holds up an image of his late brother Kalyan Sundaram. Also from The First Witnesses. Jodha says his photography is a reflection of his legacy, a reference to the famine research conducted by his late father, agricultural economist NS Jodha, and referenced in books by economists such as Amartya Sen and Jean Drèze.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha)

Ramesh Sundaram holds up a picture of his late brother Kalyan Sundaram. Also from The First Witnesses. Jodha says his images is a reflection of his legacy, a reference to the famine analysis carried out by his late father, agricultural economist NS Jodha, and referenced in books by economists similar to Amartya Sen and Jean Drèze.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha)

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Vasanthi with an image of her late father. As the marginalised Indian farmer’s indebtedness and vulnerability to the vagaries of the monsoon are exacerbated by a growing climate crisis, Jodha says he wants to break fresh ground on the issue.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha )

Vasanthi with a picture of her late father. As the marginalised Indian farmer’s indebtedness and vulnerability to the vagaries of the monsoon are exacerbated by a rising local weather disaster, Jodha says he needs to interrupt recent floor on the problem.(Photo: Vijay S Jodha )

Updated on Oct 14, 2021 08:23 PM IST



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