In July, we were joined by photographer Hari Katragadda for a two month residency where he continued to explore his project titled ‘You can’t step into the same river twice’ It consists of cyanotype prints made with light impression and mark-making, using site-specific materials along the river in Varanasi and Kanpur. The resulting photographs that bear burns, tears, creases are not mere images, but become an abstract facsimile of the contaminated sites. They reflect the erasures and eruptions that affect the relationship between the river, the landscape and its inhabitants.
Hari also participated in an open studio where he showcased his work to artists, art enthusiasts and other members of the art community.
Hari was recently chosen as part of Fòcas India-Scotland 2017 programme where the project ‘You Can’t Step Into The Same River Twice’, will tour Scotland and India in the coming year along with 9 other photographer’s works. You can read his interview here: http://www.focas-scotland.com/2017/07/17/harikrishna-katragadda/