SENT A LETTER


7 volumes
126 pages
9 cm x 15.5 cm
7 softcovers, housed in a handmade cloth box
Steidl
ISBN: 978-3-86521-454-6
Publication date: May 2008

Dayanita Singh has been making small photo journals of her travels in India for some years now. Each book is made with a certain person in mind, either one she has made the journey with or one that was on her mind on her travels. She makes two handmade copies, one remains with her (she calls this her kitchen museum) and the other with the friend it was made for. A diary with coded images of a time shared. SENT A LETTER contains 7 of these diaries including one of Nony Singh’s photographs of her daughter growing up. The diaries are in accordion folds and open into a mini private exhibition in her friends’ homes. They are presented in a handmade cloth box.


The eye in thought – Aveek Sen, The Telegraph (Calcutta), Oct 16, 2008

Sent a Letter – 5B4 – Photography & Books

Just Books special with Dayanita Singh – Sunil Sethi, NDTV, 13 January 2008