Book – In Pursuit of India – Mitch Epstein

By Mitch Epstein

Mitch Epstein: “In Pursuit of India” is an affectionate, insightful portrait of a country and its people; Epstein’s landscapes always have a human anchor, his figures are rooted in their environment, and his color is so visceral, you can taste it. In one of his more exuberant shots, a wide view of the valley town of Jaipur is framed by the billowing arc of white fabric held by two men in the foreground, Epstein balances these broad views with more intimate work: a group of women, arms entwined, at a wedding; a pair of young truck drivers at the wheel; a trio of boys in a bright blue tea shop.

-Vince Aletti

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Hardcover: 67 pages

Publisher: Aperture; First Edition edition (October 1, 1987)

ISBN-10: 0893812145

ISBN-13: 978-0893812140

About The Photographer

Mitch Epstein(born 1952, Holyoke, Massachusetts) is a photographer who helped pioneer fine-art color photography in the 1970s.His photographs are in numerous major museum collections, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art; The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Tate Modern in London.

In 2011, Epstein won the Prix Pictet for American Power. Among his other awards are the Berlin Prize in Arts and Letters from the American Academy in Berlin (2008), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2003).

Epstein has worked as a director, cinematographer, and production designer on several films, including Dad, Mississippi Masala, and Salaam Bombay!. He lives with his family in New York City.



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