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Artist Terry Burrows talks about the Banaras Backs project and the politics of photographing the subject by stealth.
Should an artist get permission - or not? Is photographing someone's back the same as their face?
A fascinating talk to coincide with the Terry Burrows exhibition 'Backs of Banaras' (20 March - 30 May).
This curated selection of anonymous portraits from The Banaras Back Book, taken along the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi, provides a strangely impersonal view of private moments of contemplation or indifference.
It is also a visual essay in the textiles of the everyday and conveys much of the cultural wealth and contradiction that is contemporary India.
Terry Burrows is a Research Affiliate of Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.