Karen Knorr - A Place Like Amravati 2, Udaipur Palace, Udaipur, 2011 (from the series India Song) - 2020
In her series India Song, Karen Knorr celebrates the rich visual culture, the foundation myths and stories of northern India, focusing on Rajasthan and using sacred and secular sites to consider caste, femininity and its relationship to the animal world.
Knorr painstakingly photographs Interiors with a large format Sinar P3 analogue camera, which are scanned to very high resolution. Live animals are then inserted into the architectural sites, fusing high resolution digital with analogue photography. These animals photographed in sanctuaries, zoos and cities inhabit palaces, mausoleums, temples and holy sites and further interrogate Indian cultural heritage and rigid hierarchies. Cranes, zebus, langurs, tigers and elephants mutate from princely pets to avatars of past feminine historic characters, blurring boundaries between reality and illusion and reinventing the Panchatantra for the 21st century.
Medium: Colour Pigment Print on Hanhnemühle Fine Art Pearl Paper
Size: 12 x 16”
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
Price: £ 1,000
This limited edition Karen Knorr print is available at The Photographers' Gallery