Outsider

08 May 2011

Arne de Knegt, From the series Humanising the Machine

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An outsider may be a person, a community, an imagined subject or space that can be perceived as ‘isolated’, ‘alienated’ or ‘unique’ in some way. The ‘Outsider’ may even be defined in terms of the unfamiliar, outcaste, unusual, transient and temporary. The ‘Outsider’ can also be about creating a parallel form of consciousness about a subject in the form of documentary photography, a fictional narrative, or what one may consider ‘art photography’, with constructive liberties taken using digital collage or even a digital transformation/manipulation of the photograph.

With participation from Pix-Team_Lucida

EDITORIAL

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From a Gurgaon high-rise, a zoom collapses the distance between camera and migrant construction workers, etching them as symbolic labourers on a Brechtian stage, fragile silhouettes alienated from the very structures they have created. Nearness and distance as spatial phenomena capable of...

Looking In

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Images declare existences. Peering ‘into’ or searching ‘beyond’ a picture also allows for the invisible to be manifested, occupy space and form a context. The inevitable split within a photograph, its measured, framed subject may therefore insinuate an uncanny presence past its borders,...

Lallubhai Compound

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The narrative of images in this section showcases the 16-building cluster at Lallubhai Compound in Mankhurd. A far-flung eastern suburb just within Mumbai’s city limits, the cluster rises ominously, each building separated from the other by a space that could accommodate only a single car....

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Arne de Knegt

EPSON scanner image

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