Flower Men

By Ken Hermann

AED 125.00

An intriguing photo book with stunning portraits, capturing the beauty of the hard working flower sellers of Malik Ghat Market, India.
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About the Book:

Flowers are a hugely important part of Indian culture, used in everything from temple rituals to festivals and parties – and Malik Ghat flower market is the largest of its kind in India. Located in Calcutta, next to the Hooghly river, it attracts more than 2,000 sellers each day, who flock to peddle their blooms amid frantic scenes. After having visited Calcutta and its flower market for the first time, Danish photographer Ken Hermann decided to take portraits of the sellers, their magnificent garlands often appearing in stark contrast to their own dusty and sweat-soaked attire. Hermann’s images are pathways, connecting us to micro worlds and challenging us to rethink ideas of photographic representation. Passionate about individuals and their unique histories, he explores the fragile balance between people and their environment, between tradition and modernity.

 

About the Photographer:

Danish photographer Ken Hermann deals with themes such as people, culture, and life. From every location, no matter how small or large, Hermann draws energy and inspiration. He has travelled in different countries, from India and Ethiopia to modern metropolises like New York. Characterized by texture, volume, and atmosphere, all his pictures feature this cosmopolitan aesthetic. His application of lighting, combining artificial with natural, takes his images into a surreal space, creating dreamlike visions of everyday people.

 

Book Specifications:

Name: Flower Men

ISBN 978-3-86828-805-6

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Photographer: Ken Hermann

Language: English

Price: AED 125

Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm

Cover: Half-cloth hardcover

Pages: 96 pages