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Adil Hasan is an In­dian doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­pher. His work The TV se­ries com­prises a pow­er­ful set of im­ages that show a tele­vi­sion as part of ev­ery house, ev­ery street, in­grained in the so­cial fab­ric of so­ci­ety. The tinted pic­tures doc­u­ment how a tele­vi­sion set has changed the way we see the world. Hasan’s work in Our Own por­trays sin­gle work­ing pro­fes­sion­als liv­ing in cramped city apart­ments. Fa­mil­iar­ity with the lo­ca­tion has al­lowed him to make good use of dip­ty­chs and light vari­a­tion. We Live Here Too is slightly more fig­u­ra­tive, with ob­jects ac­com­pa­ny­ing the hu­man sub­jects.

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