“India Song” is the inspiring photography work of Karen Knorr that will take you on a fascinating journey through the mysteries of India. With her art, we travel across Northern India as she takes you inside opulent and colorful old palaces and temples with the images of local animals.
The American photographer based in London photographer started her career by exploring the meaning of places: investigating rooms, houses and monuments, and using them to comment on taste, class, gender, art, history and literature.
She has spent the last few years photographing the extravagant and complex interiors of palaces in Rajasthan. “I was also looking to do work about India which wasn’t cliché poverty shots. I didn’t know about India’s opulent side until I arrived; as I found out more, I realized that it is a place of extremes.”
Some of these portraits are inspired on Islamic fables, but there are also images that questioning about colonialism, exoticism, gender, religion, politics and more.
“I used animals almost in an allegorical way to reflect various ideas about India,” she says.
This fascinating work, titled India Song, was published last year as a large-format art book . Alongside with perceptive articles and an interview with the artist that create the concepts and issues behind the entire project.