Sanjay Das has spent endless months interacting with and photographing the lives and work of Bengal’s mask makers, weavers, conch shell craftsmen and idol makers, winning their trust and inhabiting their space to know more about their lives. The work sheds light on forgotten crafts and their intrepid makers who refuse to be cowed down by financial hardship and continue to work producing incredibly beautiful textiles, pattachitra paintings, terracotta images and so much more. Beyond the exploration of the rural artisans and craftsmen in rural India, the works in this series capture the memories associated with the craft and the nexus between maker and user.
Where: The Ambassador, New Delhi
When: Till 5 July