The collective work of both father and son Richard and Pablo Bartholomew is separated by a time of 25 years, but the two oeuvres, when joined together, look so alike and similar as they approach Indian society with also familiar themes and quest for identity.
The father Bartholomew was a known photojournalist, who eventually became a museum curator, writer, and art critic that influenced the art and intellectual circles of the 50's and 60's. Highly influenced by Gandhian and Nehruvian ideologies, his son Pablo also manifested the similar assets as well, having been an admirer of his father's work since the darkroom days.
Eventually, the younger Bartholomew uncovered more of India's secrets -- from opium smokers, street children, hippie culture, cross-cultures with Burmese and Western, showing the post-independence times of India.
Catch the on-going show Richard & Pablo Bartholomew: Affinities at the European House of Photography in Paris. The show will run through October 15.
Images are from the press kit.
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