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Notes from the desert

Freer Sackler Gallery of Smithsonian


Since the late 1990s, Gauri Gill (born 1970) has been photographing marginalized communities in western Rajasthan, India. Often revisiting her extensive archive of negatives, collectively titled Notes from the Desert, Gill selects images and arranges them into different series focusing on a particular individual or idea. This exhibition showcases fifty-seven of her prints, including three powerful portraits from Balika Mela, named for a village fair for girls. Read more.

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