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Steidl

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Clothbound, 10.5 x 13 in. / 278 pgs / 170 tritone.

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Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 83   

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ISBN 9783865211255 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00

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Fazal Sheikh: Moksha

Photographs by Fazal Sheikh.

For 500 years the holy city of Vrindavan in northern India has been a haven for India's dispossessed widows. Cast out by their families and condemned by strict marital laws that deny them legal, economic, and, in extreme cases, even human rights, they have made their way to the city to worship at its temples and live in its ashrams, surviving on charitable handouts or begging on the streets. In Vrindavan they worship the young god Krishna, who invades their dreams, helping them to cast off memories from their past lives and prepare for new and better lives are to come. Their ultimate dream is to reach Moksha--heaven--where they will find freedom from the cycle of death and rebirth and live surrounded by their gods forever. Fazal Sheikh's photographs capture the meditative mood of the city and his portraits of the widows convey their sense of acceptance of life's nearing its end and a longing for what is to come. As in his previous books, he spent time with his subjects, listening to their stories, many of which reveal the suffering caused by traditions that still govern Indian society. Through his depiction of the city and its inhabitants, Fazal Sheikh once again contributes to our knowledge and understanding of a community whose existence, to those who live outside it, remains closed.
Fazal Sheikh: Moksha

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FAZAL SHEIKH MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Fazal Sheikh: The Erasure Trilogy

FAZAL SHEIKH: THE ERASURE TRILOGY

Text by Eduardo Cadava, Eyal Weizman. Poems by Mahmoud Darwish.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869308050
USD $125.00
| CAN $170

Pub Date: 9/29/2015
Active | In stock


Fazal Sheikh: Ether

FAZAL SHEIKH: ETHER

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869306537
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 8/15/2013
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Fazal Sheikh: Portraits

FAZAL SHEIKH: PORTRAITS

Text by Eduardo Cadava.

STEIDL PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL

ISBN: 9783865218193
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 5/31/2010
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Fazal Sheikh: The Circle

FAZAL SHEIKH: THE CIRCLE

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783865215994
USD $40.00
| CAN $54

Pub Date: 7/1/2008
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Fazal Sheikh: Ladli

FAZAL SHEIKH: LADLI

STEIDL/FONDATION HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON, PARIS

ISBN: 9783865213815
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 7/1/2007
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