Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Switzerland of India: An Exhibition of Photographs by Christine Rogers

Christine Rogers has been in India for the last seven months on a Fulbright Scholarship photographing in Northern India. She has visited and photographed the northern hill stations of India from Darjeeling to Dalhousie and others in between, all of which lay claim to the landscape of "The Switzerland of India". Through her pictures of this region, she is trying to tell a story of love, marriages, honeymoons, vernacular photography and Bollywood cinema, mountains, travel, landslides, magic, snow and fires at the daybreak of Indian middle class tourist industry.
Christine Rogers is an artist from Nashville, Tennessee. She received her BA in Anthropology from Oberlin College in 2004 and my MFA in Studio Art from Tufts University in 2008. She has exhibited widely across the United States and was in a two person show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile in the fall of 2012. She most recently was a Visiting Lecturer of Photography at Wellesley College outside of Boston, Massachusetts and has lectured on her work across at various institutions such as Vanderbilt University, Watkins College and Cooper Union in New York. Her show at 1.Shanthi Road will be my first show in India.

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