Celebrating International Womens Week
‘ma’ - A photographic exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Week by Sharmila Runa Green opens at the Nehru Centre.
The exhibition includes over 40 photographs of women taken in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. The photos focus on local women engaged in their normal everyday activities. Many are working mothers. Some make jewellery or clothes for a living. Others are construction workers. The photos also display vibrant clothes and extraordinary tribal jewellery.
The photos capture women at that moment and not staged. A small digital camera with an internal lens was used which was discreet and non-intrusive. The photos show the dignity and strength of these women indicating the personal link that was created between the photographer and the subject.
Sharmila was born and raised in the UK. After obtaining a degree in Fashion and Textiles from Manchester University she worked in Italy with Pino Lancetti in Rome. Subsequently she lived in India, Maldives and Nepal. She is presently based in London.
Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 March 2013 : 10:30am – 5:30pm. Admission free.
8 South Audley Street
London W1K 1HF