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Revanti

A work made of inkjet print, from the series "balika mela".

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  • A work made of inkjet print, from the series "balika mela".

Date:

2003, printed 2010

Artist:

Gauri Gill
Indian, born 1970

About this artwork

Balika Mela, or “a fair for girls,” is held annually in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Attended by around 1500 adolescent girls from the town of Lunkarasar and surrounding villages, the fair raises awareness of difficulties for women in these communities. In 2003, Gauri Gill set up a photo studio and invited the young women to “portray themselves, as they are, or as they see themselves, or to invent new selves for the camera.” Gill’s portraits convey a hesitant fortitude; the subjects are unaccustomed to such attention. Gill was subsequently invited to teach the girls photography in workshops held at the fair.

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Photography, Gallery 189 (Corridor)

Artist

Gauri Gill

Title

Revanti

Origin

Indian Union

Date

Made 2003

Medium

Inkjet print, from the series "Balika Mela"

Dimensions

63 × 42 inches

Credit Line

Gift of Meredith and Akhil Sharma

Reference Number

2019.1528

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