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Title
Vastrapur Village
general view
village square
Work Type
villages
Location
Ahmadābād, Gujarāt, India
Description
RLV: The line between 'home' and 'public space' and 'place' is not as clear in these rural communities at the time of the photo. Probably not much has changed but would be curious what this area looked like today. At the time of these photos, RLV described his initial interest was really focused on the public space being a 'studio' to build pots for a local festival in which people would purchase pots to 'throw down and break during a celebration' only to be recycled again for a future use/celebration. The pots he noted were well made, almost perfect in symmetry despite the hand held and crude tools used to spin the pots. The artisan stacked the pots on end creating 'racks' of pots that overtook the public space of this small settlement. The importance of art and decorative elements in everyday life in the poorest of communities never ceased to fascinate RLV from India, to China, to Spain or Cambodia. Capturing the culture of each place he visited was as important as the buildings in that most of the time one informed the other and could be found in the details of the art, the buildings and their design.
Category
Home
Public Places
Environment
Image Date
1965
Rights
The Robert Vickery Collection is published under a Creative Commons Attribution License: others may distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon these works, even commercially, as long as they add a credit for the original creation. Credit line should read: Photograph, Robert Vickery Collection: Marks Upon the Land, University of Virginia.
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