Outside In : Pablo Bartholomew (Signed)
Signed First Edition | 2008 | Rare
120 Pages | Softcover | Offset
17 x 2 x 26 cm
Black Dust Cover
Published: 1st January 2008 | First Edition
Publisher : Bodhi Art
ISBN-10: 8190639811 | ISBN-13: 978-8190639811
Rare & Signed by Author in Original
Outside In was first exhibited at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles in 2007, and has since been shown widely internationally. Bartholomew received the Indian government's Padma Shri Award in 2013, and was bestowed the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres on behalf of the French Republic in 2014.
Pablo Bartholomew's Outside In presents black and white photographs made during the 1970s and 80s in the three Indian cities of New Delhi, Bombay, and Calcutta. The pictures in Outside In capture fleeting moments from the life of the photographer himself and those of his friends and family. If one had to, they could classify the mostly candid pictures in Bartholomew's book with the likes of Nan Goldin or even Larry Clark. The photographs portray the pursuits of a cultural group from the lens of an insider. How else does one explain the making of a picture with three friends lying on a bed, bodies carelessly touching the others, even as one of them has just lit a cigarette and an ashtray lies between them on the bed. The eye and the mind connect to recognize a youthful vigour as one turns the pages of this book - a recurring theme throughout. The youthfulness of the person behind the camera also gets equally reflected in his nonchalant portrayals of the intimate moments of the subjects. The subjects too remain unruffled in his presence. This explains the picture of a new father smoking in a carefree manner even as the newborn is inches away from him - unregretful and probably even comfortable being photographed. Or, that of a group of youngsters, swaying to music, probably Beatles - every shake of the hip, hand, waist, hair, and toes captured and frozen in the frame. And then, at times, he makes objects such as a pair of rubber gloves his subject. Photography came naturally to Pablo, born to art critic and photographer Richard Bartholomew and theatre activist, English professor, Rati. The self-taught photographer happened to document his own journey, his own youth, and evolving years along the way, sometimes making his own self the subject. The widely acclaimed photographer has had his images published in esteemed publications such as Time, National Geographic, The NewYork Times, Newsweek, etc. His series on morphine addicts won him his first World Press Photo award in 1975. In 1984, when he was in his 20s, Pablo went on to win the World Press Photo of the Year with a touching photo he made on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
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