Text: Aaron Schuman
These images are from the third edition of photography festival, JaipurPhoto. This year, both the title and theme of the event take their inspiration from the classic 1966 song by Simon & Garfunkel—“Homeward Bound”. A total of 14 exhibitions will be staged across the city of Jaipur at various locations, chiefly include the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, the Jantar Mantar and the Albert Hall Museum, with site-specific exhibitions and large-format prints.
The programme considers the ways in which a wide variety of contemporary photographers explore, express, engage with and examine notions of “home”, and how one’s idea of home is both determined and defined by ourselves and others. What happens when photography—a medium that is often associated with looking outward—is turned “homeward”, towards one’s own family and community? What happens when, as an outsider, we choose to invite ourselves into, experience and investigate the homes of others?
JaipurPhoto 2018 is on till 4 March