25 FEB - 7 MAR 2015. PANAJI/REIS MAGOS

BHARAT SIKKA

Bharat-Sikka
Bharat Sikka

Pilbara Stories (2012)

These portraits celebrate the diverse heritage and experiences of everyday life in the Pilbara, a region which is home to 52 different nationalities. Evolving out of a road trip, Bharat pictures capture people in moments of contemplation and ennui who seem to hold secrets within, and asks the viewers to draw their own meanings to fully apprehend the scenes. Yet, each picture creates an individual context, a fragmentary clue to make sense of the persons and their story. Bharat evokes a reciprocal relationship between those portrayed and their environment in a way that helps to powerfully realize identity and place.

www.bharatsikka.com

This project was commissioned by FORM, an independent, non-profit cultural organization that develops and advocates for excellence in creativity and artistic practice in Western Australia.  The photographers worked in collaboration with FORM Curator Sharmila Wood & the Pilbara community.

www.form.net.au