THE FEMININE OF GOD
A Photographer's reflection on Women - (1964-1995)
by Ms. Sebastiana Papa
2nd Nov.1995 - 21st Nov.1995
|National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi|
|Sebastiana Papa's photographs are always a
coherent whole. A Picture of hers can be extremely close to the subject, but still
maintains a rare balance between the quick catching of a revealing attitude and the
purpose of keeping the person's mind and soul untouched, even in the instant which
disclosed an inner quality.
Women and men portrayed by Sebastiana papa are linked by a common tie that covers and protects them. Since their gestures, their appearance are the body language of a community, in the streets of Calcutta as in a monastery in Abruzzo, in a way they are never alone. It is this sense of belonging to a category, ethnic or social, religious or age related, that emerges thorough Sebastiana Papa's photographs, leading in depth beyond the external surface of an image.
Copyright IGNCAŠ 1999