3/24/10: Fazal Sheikh, 2005 winner of the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant and the International Award from the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, has worked for years with displaced people in Africa, South Asia, and the Americas. In books and installations, Sheikh combines his photographs with the personal testimony of his subjects, producing portraits of communities that address their beliefs and traditions as well as their political and economic problems.
Beginning March 27, Brown’s David Winton Bell Gallery will feature Sheikh’s recent projects Moksha (“Heaven,” 2005) and Ladli (“Beloved Daughter,” 2007), which address the situation of women in rural India. Sheikh will present a lecture on his work during a reception on Thursday, April 8. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture at 6:30.
Read the full press release here.
The image at right is Simran from Ladli. Inkjet print, 21 1/4″ x 26″. Collection of the artist.