Notes from the Desert: Photographs by Gauri Gill

September 17, 2016 – February 12, 2017

“Izmat,” from the Notes from the Desert series. Gauri Gill (India, born 1970); 1999-2010, printed 2014. Gelatin silver print.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1, North East Gallery 1 Floor Plan

Since the late 1990s, Gauri Gill (born 1970) has been photographing marginalized communities in western Rajasthan, India. Featuring nearly sixty of her prints, this exhibition showcases Gill's work in the remote desert region and draws on her extensive archive. Portraits, photographs and letters offer glimpses of the girls and women of Rajasthan, as well as of Gill's complex relationships with her subjects.

Notes from the Desert: Photographs by Gauri Gill is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with generous support from the museum's endowment for Contemporary Asian Art.