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India Song Karen KnorrIndia Song
Karen Knorr
Skira Rizzoli Publishing


160 pages
240×280 mm


The extraordinary work of acclaimed photographer Karen Knorr and her poetic journey through the Indian Subcontinent. Karen Knorr began her ‘India Song’ series in 2008, after a life-changing trip through Rajasthan. These carefully crafted images take inspiration from the Indian tradition of personifying animals in literature and art, depicting scenarios that are at once otherworldly and surreal. Knorr’s work explores Rajput and Mughal cultural heritage and its contemporary relationship to questions of feminine subjectivity and animality.

Knorr was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She studied at the University of Westminster in the mid-1970s, exhibiting photography that addressed debates in cultural studies and film theory concerning the ‘politics of representation’ practices which emerged during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She is currently Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey.

With the creation of Skira Rizzoli Publishing, two of the world’s most renowned publishers of fine art books have come together to form an imprint focusing on museum publications. Both Skira and Rizzoli are internationally recognized for their diverse range of art, photography, architecture, and design titles, as well as their high standard of content, design, and production.