The British-Asian photographer uses his lens to explore the ancient practise of Mallakhamb – an intricate sport fusing wrestling with yoga
In a study of his own identity, the British-born photographer collaborates with Emmanuelle Peri to explore what the idea of home and belonging really means
Mehta documents the daily happenings of his home borough, Brent, between 1989 and 1993, which he celebrates for its multiculturalism in his new book
When New York-based photographer Marc Ohrem-Leclef first travelled to India eight years ago he was struck by the “small, shared moments of intimacy” that he saw men displaying towards one another in public – admiring the openness with which they made what he assumed were public displays of romantic love. “As a gay man, I was quite excited by what I thought was romantic freedom,” he says. “Men would be holding hands or leaning against each other in public. There was a connectivity that I thought was really beautiful.” He quickly learnt that things were not as he had first thought, that the men he saw were not necessarily romantically involved at all and were often just expressing friendship.
The Homeric idea of the lotus has endured and today it still represents something that is sweet and addictive, capable of inducing a dreamy forgetfulness and a gentle sense of complacency. Lotus, the new photography book by Max Pinckers in collaboration with Quinten De Bruyn, sets out to question just these tempting qualities.
The inescapable horrors of war have arguably come to define our modern world. With the…
How do you communicate, through photography, what it’s like to live in a city like Mumbai?…