...and abroad - Ben Marans
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Varanasi Lounger, 2005. 10” x 14”. Digital print on archival paper.
Amidst the chaos of the ghats in Varanasi, with roaming cattle competing for space with postcard-touting kids, this man sat perched on his altar, keeping watch over the organized chaos unfolding in front of him. He gave off an aura of royalty and power, reminiscent of Jabba the Hut and representative of the role that men often play in Indian society.