Laura McPhee: The Home and the World, a View of Calcutta

McPhee’s images are less an overview of this city of 15 million than glimpses into its complex, often conflicted soul. Elaborate Victorian, Dutch, Roman, and Mughal architectural details and patterns, an end in themselves in other contexts, are here backdrops to the recursive iter
, 'Puja (Prayer) Room, Sikka Palace (Now Replaced by High Rise Apartment Blocks), South Kolkata,' 2005, Benrubi Gallery

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Puja (Prayer) Room, Sikka Palace (Now Replaced by High Rise Apartment Blocks), South Kolkata, 2005

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, 'Swami Vivekenanda Calendar at Bawali Rajbari (Mansion) During Renovation, West Bengal,' 2013, Benrubi Gallery

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Swami Vivekenanda Calendar at Bawali Rajbari (Mansion) During Renovation, West Bengal, 2013

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, 'Inside Wall of the Thakur Dalan (Hall of Worship), Basubati, Baghbazar, North Kolkata,' 2005, Benrubi Gallery

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Inside Wall of the Thakur Dalan (Hall of Worship), Basubati, Baghbazar, North Kolkata, 2005

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, 'Split Leaf Philodendron, Dawn House, North Kolkata,' 2005, Benrubi Gallery

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Split Leaf Philodendron, Dawn House, North Kolkata, 2005

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, 'Manna, an Ayah, with her two charges, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata,' 1998, Benrubi Gallery

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Manna, an Ayah, with her two charges, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata, 1998

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, 'Street Performer with Two Monkeys, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata,' 1998, Benrubi Gallery

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Street Performer with Two Monkeys, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata, 1998

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, 'Ambassador Car Decorated for a Wedding by a Net Strung with Fresh Flowers, South Kolkata,' 1998, Benrubi Gallery

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Ambassador Car Decorated for a Wedding by a Net Strung with Fresh Flowers, South Kolkata, 1998

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, 'Handmade Decorations on the Sovabazar Beniatola Pandal (Impermanent Temple), Durga Puja, North Kolkata,' 2009, Benrubi Gallery

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Handmade Decorations on the Sovabazar Beniatola Pandal (Impermanent Temple), Durga Puja, North Kolkata, 2009

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, 'Sleeper, Prayer Hall, Nakhoda Mosque, North Kolkata,' 2013, Benrubi Gallery

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Sleeper, Prayer Hall, Nakhoda Mosque, North Kolkata, 2013

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, 'View from the Roof of the Dawn House, North Kolkata,' 2005, Benrubi Gallery

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View from the Roof of the Dawn House, North Kolkata, 2005

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, 'Miss Kajeel, Miss Rena, Miss Chandham, Transgender Dancing Girls, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata,' 1998, Benrubi Gallery

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Miss Kajeel, Miss Rena, Miss Chandham, Transgender Dancing Girls, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata, 1998

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, 'Family Gathering During Durga Puja, Dwarika House, North Kolkata,' 2009, Benrubi Gallery

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Family Gathering During Durga Puja, Dwarika House, North Kolkata, 2009

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, 'Oldest Thakur Dalan (Hall of Worship) in the City, Mitra House, North Kolkata,' 2005, Benrubi Gallery

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Oldest Thakur Dalan (Hall of Worship) in the City, Mitra House, North Kolkata, 2005

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, 'Stairwell, Monmotho Ghosh House, North Kolkata,' 2009, Benrubi Gallery

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Stairwell, Monmotho Ghosh House, North Kolkata, 2009

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, 'Ganesh Das, Ice Cream Man, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata,' 1998, Benrubi Gallery

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Ganesh Das, Ice Cream Man, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata, 1998

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, 'Devotees of Shiva, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata,' 1998, Benrubi Gallery

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Devotees of Shiva, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata, 1998

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