Visionary Award 2017 Nominees: Poulomi Basu

12th April 2017

Shortlisted for the Visionary Award from the Tim Hetherington Trust 2017

A Ritual of Exile

Poulomi Basu’s work to reveal the consequences of violence perpetrated on women in Nepal and India is a rallying call to resist the power of ritualized violence perpetuated by generations and without a place in 21st Century culture.  Focusing on physical controls imposed on women during menstruation Basu’s narrative challenges ignorance and apathy, and the innovative use of modern documentary techniques seeks to transform the subjects of her images to become first an audience viewing their own story and then activists working to contest traditional perceptions of women. Using photography, VR, photogrammetry and more, Poulomi’s seeks to transform her subjects into dynamic participants in the writing of their own history. 

Poulomi Basu's website can be viewed HERE and her twitter handle HERE 

Visionary Award 2017 Nominees: Poulomi Basu