ANGST

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Presentation by Akina Books:

"An optimistic street seller looks at the news and wishes the monsoon will end soon. On the street corner, a girl is dancing to the music of men’s smartphones, a rich man gets out of his fancy car after a crash and gets lynched by a mob, while a woman is disfigured by her alcoholic husband, in the rage of a moment.

With ANGST, Soham Gupta walks the back streets of his Calcutta at night, witnessing stories told by taxi-drivers, outcasts and runaways.

The caustic humor of his text, together with the sensitivity of the portraits, freeze the atmosphere of bitterness and angst which like a glove fit Calcutta and the image given by the Indian Media."

Texts by Soham Gupta in English only.

This project won the « Cosmos PDF Award » during the Rencontres d'Arles festival in 2017.

164 pages - Softcover

Akina Books, 2018 (300 copies)

Format : 18 x 26 cm

New - Mint condition

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43,00 €

Gupta, Soham

Soham Gupta is an Indian photographer based in Calcutta; his work constantly moves between the realm of documentary photography, art and the written word. He responds to themes of loneliness and isolation, of abuse and pain, of scarred pasts and uncertain futures, sexual tensions and existential dilemmas.. In 2018, Soham Gupta published « Angst » with Akina Books; the book was shortlisted for the PhotoText Award at the Rencontres d'Arles festival in 2018. © Paul Muse (portrait taken from the artist's website )
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