Masterji is a series of photographs of Saroj Khan that is captured by Dayanita Singh. She had
followed the Choreographer for almost four to five months capturing every moment of his. Those
photographs are reliving at this photo exhibition. Some of these photographs are also part of
Dayanita’s Pocket Museum, in which these are placed at Museum of Chance. However, this is the
first time she is exhibiting all of it together.
These photographs are put on a loop, and the background is a Carnatic nadaswaram music. And
images move poetically according to the song as planned by Mark Morris. The exhibition was also
shown at the White Light festival at Lincoln Center. The title “Master Ji” was how everyone
addressed Saroj Khan at the sets.
The exhibiton got many positive reviews from all around.
About the Curator :
Dayanita Singh is an artist whose use photography as the medium and book as the form. She
pursued Visual Communication from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad and later did
Documentary Photography at the International Centre of Photography in New York.
Mark Morris is the owner of the Morris dance group and a celebrated choreographer based at New
York. He has won the Laurence Oliver award for Outstanding Achievement in dance.