Curated by Aradhana Seth

Artist and curator, Aradhana Seth’s mobile photo studio project ‘The Merchant of Images’ is an ongoing transnational conversation, led by the act of photography. Seth invites the public into the slower, more considered space of the old-fashioned photo studio, to a time when the visit was as memorable as the image that resulted from it. The starkly realist medium of photography was always subverted and playfully tweaked by the hand of fantasy—whether through fantastic backdrops, theatrically staged poses, or by hand painting the final image to infuse it with colour.

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