In the Shadow of the Raj. Derry Moore in India
Derry Moore Prestel Published: July 2017 Price: £35.00
In this fascinating book, photographer Derry Moore captures the India of the 1970s and 80s with 40 never before published photographs.
The carefully selected images feature stately architecture, sprawling landscapes and carefully drawn portraits of people who belong both in the past and to the future.
Moore first began photographing India in the 1970s and was interested in documenting the lingering hybrid aesthetics of a country caught between two worlds. His photographs of architecture, interiors and landscapes highlight the unique visual culture that is rich in India and produced in the cultural encounter between the coloniser and the colonised. This is all contained within a unique atmosphere of a country that seems suspended in a time before the homogenising tide of globalisation.
This book will appeal to anyone who has a love of India and is fascinated by its past, whether recent or more ancient. Moore’s photographs capture a world that on the whole doesn’t exist any more and in that its value lies.