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The Bengali metropolis of Kolkata, which bore the name of Calcutta during its time as a British colony. The photographs, which Faigenbaum began taking in the spring of 2011, make tangible how a visitor can't help but be taken in completely by this overwhelming city. An interview with France Bhattacharya embeds the images in the Bengali culture. The historical profile of the chaotic metropolis and its close connection with the surrounding countryside are shown through the prism of figures from public life, rituals, and intimate landscapes.

Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2014
ISBN-13: 9783037784648
Topics Calcutta, Documentary Photography, India, Kolkata, Society
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Hardcover
Pages 160