Have photographs ever haunted you? Made you aware of the extent to which things can go wrong?
If not, these photographs of Arati Kumar Rao will, for sure. What makes it different from other
photographs? I might say, the photographer’s passion. Arati left a corporate job to be part of this
venture in which she is involved in for the past 5 years and that shows sheer dedication and passion.
The story captures stories from Ganga Brahmaputra river basin, the largest one of that kind in the
world. It covers Tibet, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. In here at Goa, these photographs covers three
rooms. Each photograph is followed with a story. These are stories of slow violence as the title says.
IT covers personal loss, biodiversity decay, disappearing livelihoods, inconsiderate anthropogenic
activities, and forced human migration. And interestingly all of it connected together through the
region it represents.
Dinesh Khanna, curator of the show thanked Arathi for being the part of Serendipity’17. “Your
intense involvement with your subject and sensitive photography was best served by you putting up
your show all by yourself” commented him.
About the Photographer :
Arati Kumar-Rao has been working as an environmental photographer, hailing from Bangalore. .Her
works are generally based on the rivers in South Asia. She is currently working on her first book.
More details could be availed at www.aratikumarrao.com
About the Curator :
Dinesh Khanna is a senior photographer who has been working in this sector for the past 26 years.
He is known for his photo exhibitions: “In my own world”, “Living Faith”, “Colours an Indian
Language” among others.