LIFE
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The magazine of the photo-essay
August 2017 issue
In the Shadow  of the Raj
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
by Derry Moore
Derry Moore first began photographing India in the 1970s, interested in documenting the lingering hybrid aesthetics of a country caught between two worlds. His carefully selected photographs of architecture, interiors and landscapes, highlight the unique visual culture and aesthetics produced in the cultural encounter between the coloniser and the colonised, in a unique atmosphere of a country that seemed suspended in a  time before the homogenising tide of globalisation.
Men sleeping in 1000 pillar temple, Mandurai, 1976.
Billiards Room in the Gentlemen’s Salon, Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, 1976.
Dentist, Hyderabad, 1978.
Fort St George, Madras, 1976.
Girl at Mahabalipuram, 1976.
Interior, Ramnagar Fort, Benares, 2001.
Guard, Royal Palace, Jaiselmer, 1977.
View of Jag Mandir, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, 1978.
Column at La Martiniere, Lucknow, 1977.
Nandini Mehtab on the verandah, Burdwan House, Calcutta, 1977.
Men lying in temple, Madurai, 1976.
Kathgola Palace, Murshidabad, 1980.
Interior, The Nawab’s Palace, Murshidabad, 1980.
Prostitute, Bombay, 1976.
River view at Gujarat 1982.
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