Photos: Pankaj Sekhsaria

Text: Guardian20

These images are from an exhibition, titled Island Worlds, featuring works by photographer Pankaj Sekhsaria. Specially re-produced on silk fabric to create a new visual and aesthetic experience, these images display the many stories of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a world of mystery and charm we know so little about. The pictures are rich with a sense of startling beauty and magical lyricism. Ancient turtles nesting on desolate beaches, translucent jellyfish floating in rich tropical waters, whistling teals in the soft light of a reflected moon, all make turning away from a rich environment like this a challenge.

Island Worlds brings together Pankaj Sekhsaria’s two decades of photography in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Sekharia is a researcher, writer and photographer who has extensively worked on environmental issues in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He has also authored four books on the islands.

The show is on view at The Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre, New Delhi till 2 August.

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