Portreti Radžastana / Portraits of Rajasthan

Fotografije so nastale v septembru leta 2010 na najinem prvem antropološkem terenskem delu zunaj Slovenije. Po prvem letu dodiplomskega študija na Oddelku za etnologijo in kulturno antropologijo v Ljubljani, sva se želela preizkusiti v »pravem« etnografskem terenskem delu. Brez pravega cilja sva se odpravila na pet tedensko terensko delo v Indijo. Na začetku sva kot mnogi turisti sledila glavnim turističnim atrakcijam od Delhija pa vse do Jaipurja. V Jodhpurju sva spoznala prijatelja, ki je razumel najine želje in ambicije ter nas napotil do svoje družine v vas Pitthurai. Gre za manjšo vas blizu mesta Jaisalmer, ki se nahaja ne daleč stran od meje s Pakistanom. V omenjeni vasi naju je gostoljubno sprejela prijateljeva družina, ki nama je dovolila, da sva sodelovala pri skoraj vseh aktivnostih, ki so se dogajale v času najinega bivanja tam. Fotografije prikazujejo intimne trenutke življenja muslimanske družine in drugih vaščanov vasi Pitthurai ter njihove vsakdanje borbe za preživetje v težkem radžastanskem okolju puščave Thar.

Foto: Žiga Gorišek

Photographs were taken in September 2010 on our first anthropological field work outside of Slovenia. After first year of undergraduate study at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in Ljubljana we wanted to go and “test ourselves” doing “real” ethnographic field work. Therefore we immersed ourselves into five weeks of ethnographic field work in India and we didn’t know where our path will take us. At the beginning we were following the main tourist attractions from Delhi to Jaipur, like many other tourist. In Jodhpur we finally met a friend who understood our ambitions and directed us to his family who lives in a small village Pitthurai in the vicinity of Jaisalmer, not far away from the border with Pakistan. We lived and worked with his family who generously accepted us and let us participate in almost all their daily activities that happened while we were there. Photos therefore reveal a moment in time in the life of a Muslim family and villagers in Pitthurai and their struggle to survive in a harsh environment in Rajasthan Desert.   

Photo: Žiga Gorišek



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