This week, I had the honor of attending a photography exhibition entitled IN SHIVA’S SHADOWS at the Infinito Studio-Gallery at 79 Leonard Street in TriBeCa, NYC. The photographer Raphael Rapior is 27-years old and from Germany.
Rapior uses black & white photographs, on larger-than-life 6′ x 10′ canvasses to portray the expressions of the dwellers he met while traveling through India. His subjects emanate an authentic, dignified, and silent beauty. In their eyes, you see reflections of messages and emotions such as pain, sadness, hope, happiness and resilience.
I enjoyed speaking with the artist and viewing his works. Each photograph is said to portray a feeling or an expression, and I truly felt it in each photo. There was one in particular that moved me. The subject is shaman-like and his expression gave me a sense of hope, peace and belief. Can you guess which photograph I am referring to?
The exhibition runs from MAY 20 – JUNE 10, 2015
10 am -7 pm
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: 917-873-4250