© 2018 Marc Ohrem-Leclef
Jugaad / Of Love and Intimacy
- ongoing -
In this project public gestures of intimacy form the departure point to explore friendship and love between men in India.
Deeply moved by these physical affirmations of bonding that are mostly absent in the West, through portraits and interviews I engage in questions surrounding the fluidity of masculinity and sexuality in India. How traditional modes of male to male intimacy in South Asian might be challenged by Western points of views, dichotomies and gender identity politics is of particular interest.
Territories I have made work in, beginning in 2017. include:
West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra.
Feature in British Journal of Photography by Diane Smyth.
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