ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta
ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Photographs: Soham Gupta

Publisher: Akina Books

168 pages

Year: 2018

Comments: In a slipcase, softcover with tipped in photograph, 18 x 26 cm. Handmade edition of 100 copies. In very good condition. RARE

We are away from the store until the 10th of September - each order will be dispatched thereafter.

sold

“ON SOME DAYS
 I AM NOT SURE WHICH DAYS
– BUT ON SOME DAYS,

they feed the impoverished ones at night – chaos ensues, dirty men and women in a haphazard line are served khichri on paper plates, mangy dogs with hopes of leftovers wait behind them, saliva dripping from their tongues. The young men are the chootiyas, the temple volunteers say, they are able-bodied, none of them are cripple, yet they beg in tattered clothes, these cunts; if they just invested in a plastic bucket and a piece of cloth and stand by a tube well at some street corner early on mornings, they’d have made a fortune washing taxis, but these buggers, all they want is enough money to buy a few tubes of adhesive, that’s all, bloody animals, they even fight for food between themselves when meal is provided, snatching stuff from each other …”

 
An optimistic street seller looks at the news and wishes the monsoon will end soon. On the street corner, a girl is dancing to the music of men’s smartphones, a rich man gets out of his fancy car after a crash and gets lynched by a mob, while a woman is disfigured by her alcoholic husband, in the rage of a moment.
 
 
With ANGST, Soham Gupta walks the back streets of his Calcutta at night, witnessing stories told by taxi-drivers, outcasts and runaways.
The caustic humor of his text, together with the sensitivity of the portraits, freeze the atmosphere of bitterness and angst which like a glove fit Calcutta and the image given by the Indian Media.

“… his optimism is like that of the lamb outside Haji Meat Shop happily chewing hay away on a Sunday morning, as my father queues up behind a dozen men, with his nylon shopping bag, a translucent plastic bag with onions peeking out of it.”


Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)

more books by Soham Gupta

more books tagged »out of print « | >> see all

more books tagged »india« | >> see all

more books tagged »signed « | >> see all

more books tagged »akina books« | >> see all

more books tagged »portraits« | >> see all

more books tagged »poverty« | >> see all

more books tagged »handmade« | >> see all

Books from the Virtual Bookshelf josefchladek.com

Soham Gupta,ANGST (HANDMADE EDITION WITH PRINT)