Its a big thing to put on a solo exhibition my friend Barat Patel has an exhibition "Nomads of India through the Lens” at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Well worth a visit with some great quality large prints.
are numerous nomadic communities in India who have played an important
role in society for many generations. Tragically they are now some of
the most marginalised people of India. The specialised trades of these
nomadic communities have meant that settling in one place was virtually
impossible. Without addresses or birth certificates they are invisible
to the authorities. This exhibition depicts their present lifestyle,
showing some of the problems and prejudices they face from society in
general, as well as the influence The Raj has had in branding some of
these communities as criminals.
NGO is trying to turn the tide for these nomads and their story forms
part of the exhibition.
The Exhibition runs from 14th September to 15th December 2014
At “The Link Gallery” (level ‘0’),
John Radcliffe Hospital,
Oxford OX3 9DU.