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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.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.