SANGUINITY by Rahul Kumar Das

Delhi Photo Festival 2015

Delhi Photo Festival

Delhi Photo Festival

If Cubist sculptor Jacques Lipchitz claimed that art is a denial of death, then photographer Rahul Kumar Das audaciously disproves this assertion in his photographic essay “Sanguinity.” In his piece, Das becomes not only a witness but also a documentarian of the art of dying. What makes this work all the more striking is that the subject is the artist’s father. During the last three years of his father’s life, Das became his primary caretaker. Remaining true to his artist soul, he employs his camera to capture the disturbing paradox of the human condition in its final days: indignity and dignity, frailty and resilience, love and fear. In his work, he draws back the curtain on the most sacred of human experiences to reveal the truth of our common mortality.

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  • Title: SANGUINITY by Rahul Kumar Das
  • Creator: Delhi Photo Festival 2015
  • Photographer's site: www.rahultripta.wordpress.com
  • Photographer: Rahul Kumar Das
  • About the Photographer: Rahul Kumar Das, Born 1984 in Sylhet, Bangladesh. He is a documentary photographer who is currently studying at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He attended Aesthetics in Photography, a photography workshop and a group exhibition by Morten Krogvold, 2013. He participated in a workshop in Multimedia Journalism in 2014, conducted by DJ Clark. His work was also exhibited in Chobi Mela VIII, ‘Curated Slideshow by Munem Wasif, Bangladeshi Photography’.
  • #DPF2015: The image featured here is from the above-mentioned work that will be shown at the Delhi Photo Festival 2015 from October 30 to November 8, 2015 at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), CV Mess, Janpath, New Delhi.