Overview participating exhibitions

Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Kalpesh Lathigra

Lost In The Wilderness

The impressive landscape of the American Midwest was the backdrop for genocide during the second half of the 19th century. Countless Native American tribes were driven from their land, exterminated or confined to reservations by a duplicitous federal government. Kalpesh Lathigra photographed the people and landscapes of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, since 1876 home to the Oglala-Lakota Sioux. It is a place with massive problems: high unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, obesity, domestic violence and a gang culture. But its people also maintain a proud culture.

  • Little Big Horn

    This is the site of the Battle of the Little Big Horn (1876), where the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians defeated General Custer and the US Cavalry.

  • Darryl Crow's Funeral

    Darryl had died in a car crash a few days earlier. Car crashes and deaths specifically related to drunk driving are common in the reservation.

Warzone
2010

Warzone

Kalpesh Lathigra

ANGLO AFGHAN WAR (Afghanistan, 2006)

For nearly nine years now British troops have been fighting against the Taliban in Afghanistan. By now names like Kandahar and Helmand are as familiar to our ears as is the words 'roadside bomb'. However, Kalpesh Lathigra is not interested in combat operations. He wants to know what makes the lives of soldiers in a war zone possible. Lathigra shows us well-lighted tents with air conditioning, hot showers and spotless, stainless steel toilets. Except for the sky, and an occasional translator, there is nothing Afghan to be seen. Not even any dust.

  • ANGLO AFGHAN WAR (Afghanistan, 2006)

    For nearly nine years now British troops have been fighting against the Taliban in Afghanistan. By now names like Kandahar and Helmand are as familiar to our ears as is the words 'roadside bomb'. However, Kalpesh Lathigra is not interested in combat operations. He wants to know what makes the lives of soldiers in a war zone possible. Lathigra shows us well-lighted tents with air conditioning, hot showers and spotless, stainless steel toilets. Except for the sky, and an occasional translator, there is nothing Afghan to be seen. Not even any dust.

  • ANGLO AFGHAN WAR (Afghanistan, 2006)

  • ANGLO AFGHAN WAR (Afghanistan, 2006)

  • ANGLO AFGHAN WAR (Afghanistan, 2006)

  • ANGLO AFGHAN WAR (Afghanistan, 2006)

Another Asia II
2006

Another Asia II

Kalpesh Lathigra

BRIDES OF KRISHNA (2003-2005)

Despite social reforms, the position of widows in India is abominable. Often they are cast out by their family, who regard them as guilty of their husband's death. Moreover, in some Indian states they are expected to shave their heads, dress like a ghost in a white sari, and live out their lives in poverty. Often they travel to the holy cities, which as seen as the links between heaven and earth. Dying there offers a chance to break through the cycle of reincarnation and achieve moksha, spiritual liberation. For instance, there are more than 3000 widows in the holy city of Vrindvan. They live packed into small rooms, without water or electricity. They try to make a living singing daily in temples devoted to the Hindu god Krishna, often for eight hours at a time. The temples receive large gifts, the windows only a pittance, so that the BRIDES OF KRISHNA (2003-2005) have to beg to supplement their income.

  • BRIDES OF KRISHNA (2003-2005)

    Despite social reforms, the position of widows in India is abominable. Often they are cast out by their family, who regard them as guilty of their husband's death. Moreover, in some Indian states they are expected to shave their heads, dress like a ghost in a white sari, and live out their lives in poverty. Often they travel to the holy cities, which as seen as the links between heaven and earth. Dying there offers a chance to break through the cycle of reincarnation and achieve moksha, spiritual liberation. For instance, there are more than 3000 widows in the holy city of Vrindvan. They live packed into small rooms, without water or electricity. They try to make a living singing daily in temples devoted to the Hindu god Krishna, often for eight hours at a time. The temples receive large gifts, the windows only a pittance, so that the BRIDES OF KRISHNA (2003-2005) have to beg to supplement their income.

  • BRIDES OF KRISHNA (2003-2005)

  • BRIDES OF KRISHNA (2003-2005)

  • BRIDES OF KRISHNA (2003-2005)

  • BRIDES OF KRISHNA (2003-2005)

Biography

Kalpesh Lathigra 

Kalpesh Lathigra (Great Britain, 1971) studied photojournalism at the London College of Printing, and worked briefly for The Independent before going to work as a freelancer. Since 2000 he has worked alone on long-term projects, and for magazines and commercial clients. He won a World Press Photo award and received a W. Eugene Smith Fellowship and Churchill Fellowship for his project on Indian widows. 

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Warzone

Warzone

Price EUR 10,00

Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00

Another Asia

Another Asia

Price EUR 10,00