Poornima Marh

Diploma Project Revisiting the Past
Satyanand Mohan

Self Sponsored

This project was an attempt to study personal family albums as well as documented photographs in Chamba, a historic town nestled in the Himalayas, that would possibly reveal and reflect on the history of the place, culturally as well as geographically. The outcome was a photobook, with specific photographs from the family albums, studio photographs of the past, and present portraits, both individual and family, of the people of Chamba with an interesting past relating to the history of Chamba. The new family albums were recreated by photographing the families in a similar scenario as the one in which their ancestors had been photographed in the past to make an interpretive narrative out of it.