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Philip Blenkinsop

Maoist Guerrilla, Surkhet district, Western Nepal. 2001

Maoist Guerrilla, Surkhet district, Western Nepal. 2001

Nepal Archives (2001-2014)
Australia

Blenkinsop’s perspective is that of extreme proximity. Curiosity and tenacity characterise his work. More than anything else there is the courage to lean closer in order to expose the ordinary in the improbable. To minutely study his photographs of Nepal is to be caught in a fractal, eddying view of the immediate past of the country: celebration, dissent, grit and grief are entwined here. In Blenkinsop’s work, each detail appears at once accidental and mediated, perhaps an echo of the reality we inhabit, wrought and wrecked, tender and terrible.

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