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Brushstrokes: Singlehood and Sexuality

Black and white image of a woman sitting in what seems like a waiting area. Three people can be seen sitting behind her

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Alankrita Singh brings us a sparse and evocative series of photographs of women out in the world, by themselves. With a quiet defiance, it depicts women interacting with the world, at leisure, resisting the  socio-cultural negativity they face when not under the care of men. Single women, especially if they have children, disrupt the status-quo the prescription that women must merely strive towards getting married and raising children within a traditional family set-up, and that women alone are to be regarded with suspicion or pryingly asked, “When are you getting married?” And, subtly and thoughtfully, this is what Alankrita’s photo-essay exposes. 


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