Manjari Sharma’s work is a painstakingly detailed recreation of the ubiquitous imagery we’ve seen growing up in India. Her new series of photographs titled ‘ Darshan‘ – refering to the viewing of the idols or representations of the Hindu dieties in temples, is a photographic installation of nine mythological Hindu gods and goddesses. The imagery is ingrained into my head, her interpretation is a fresh take on something that I’ve seen countless times.
Her words on Darshan, ” Sometimes belonging to a complex and rich heritage is so overwhelming that you have to go far away to fall in love again”
“A real Darshan changes you forever. The sounds, sights, smells and visuals of a Darshan are very particular and you take them for granted as a teenager growing up in India. Try Ignoring them for a bit… and they return to you subconsciously making you long for what feels like a distant reverie”
Explore her work here.