About the series: If Cubist sculptor Jacques Lipchitz claimed that art is a denial of death, then photographer Rahul Kumar Das audaciously disproves this assertion in his photo 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.
About the Photographer: Rahul Kumar Das 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 in 2013. He participated in a workshop in Multimedia Journalism in 2014, conducted by DJ Clark. His work was also exhibited in Chobi Mela VIII at the Curated Slideshow by Munem Wasif, Bangladeshi Photography.