Calumet Photographic will be presenting the work of David Wells during a month-long exhibit (“Concurrence: An Evolving India” ) at its New York City retail location. The show starts July 6 and concludes with an artist reception on July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. (To rsvp for the reception, please visit calumetphoto.com/events.)
With an extensive background in photography – as an editorial photographer, photo-essayist and photo-educator – David Wells’ work explores dualities in South Asia’s evolving culture, where local tradition and history intersect with globalization. Wells has focused on India, and South Asia in general, for over 13 years through three grants (two Fulbright Fellowships and an Alicia Patterson Fellowship) as well as magazine assignments and personal research.
“I have observed moments where the timeless in South Asia confronts the newness of globalization. I record these instances, highlighting the changes sweeping across the region. The photographs explore the swirling human milieu that is unique to the local culture but is also being reshaped by globalization.
The images show the physical manifestations of globalization’s forces for change interacting with local cultures in both urban and rural areas. Interspersed within these dichotomies, I also use the play of light and shadow to highlight the eternal magic and beauty at the core of daily life in South Asia,” Wells explained.
This free exhibit will be held at Calumet’s HP gallery located on the second floor above the retail store at 22 W. 22nd Street, New York City. Phone: 212.989.8500.
More information about David Wells can be found on his website: www.davidhwells.com