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In Memory Of

“Today, the collection, now not depicts a hallowed house for the gods and the departed, however an area to cherish the dwelling…” -Rajtilak Naik

Indian properties steadily have portraits of deceased family members decorating the partitions subsequent to the deities at the altars. Gradually, those alters have metamorphosed into reminiscence partitions. National Award-winning photojournalist, Rajtilak Naik travelled around the duration of Goa photographing those conventional partitions. In his mission, Remembrance Walls, he has captured the shared areas, between the reminiscence of family members and portraits of the dwelling too.

It used to be throughout a photowalk within the sizzling warmth of May 2016, when Naik started visiting a number of homes, establishments and industrial institutions, whilst having a look at all of the spectrum of the society in Goa. This used to be a results of a number of brainstorming periods with Prashant Panjiar, an eminent photographer and curator of Naik’s show off, In Memory Of, on the Serendipity Arts Festival 2016. “The concept used to be all the time there in my unconscious thoughts. The considered reminiscences, dwelling and lifeless has all the time haunted me. It used to be about time I did one thing about it,” he says. What began out as a day-to-day workout, steadily became a sequence of fair and intimate footage. After spending six months capturing broadly, Naik advanced a powerful attachment with the mission.

During the process the mission, he realised how each and every person has imparted his personal id to those inanimate partitions, in their very own distinctive approach.

He used to be stunned through the affection and strengthen showered on him through the households he visited. They accredited his presence of their properties, and had been similarly desirous about the mission. More than Naik, they understood the significance in their remembrance partitions, a practice that isn’t limited to an orthodox Goan family anymore. “It made me realise that those sacred partitions carry everybody in combination, without reference to their faith or social and financial standing.”

— Written through Sainethra Hariharan


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