‘Forever Delhi’ is a fundraising campaign realised under the vigorous patronage of Shalini Passi. It is an endeavour to help India cope with the pandemic one artwork at a time. Shalini Passi has created an online exhibition of a series of Black and White photographs shot by her in 2020.
Every piece is an architecture master that captures the modern-colonial, middle-class-lavish, proactive-lazy binaries and every binary is captured in its uniformity. The Black and White photograph series is divided into two categories namely Delhi’s Heritage Architecture, and Contemporary Architecture.
Shalini Passi took an inadvertent walk in the capital a few days before the pandemic unfurled itself in its truest form.
“Having spent years in Delhi, I was always up for a walk around the city, capturing its current mood of the time. These images were shot in 2020. During the time when the pandemic was about to hit us in its coming days; of which, one could smell the preparation in the air; I decided to take a walk in my city. Spectating the banality of the aftermath-of-apocalypse like situation in Delhi, it was a call to capture such moments. Little did I know then, that these moments were to later decide for our upcoming days!”
The series supplements the non-human, figurative, pillarised, minimalist style photographs to connect to the city in its classic shade. They are truly a picturisation of an aftermath (not eerie) of an apocalypse that shook the entire world.
All photographs can be viewed on https://www.mashindia.com
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