80 pages
21.5 cm x 24.5 cm
Himalayan books
Publication date: 1986

As a student photographer, Dayanita Singh travelled during six winters, in the Eighties, with the musician, Zakir Hussain, and his peers, photographing them for a graduation project that became her first book in 1986. In the light of her later books, this early work shows how bringing together word and image — sequencing photographs with accompanying text into a book — had been her natural tendency from the very beginning of her life as an artist. It also shows how the art of musical elaboration – how music tells, or resists telling, a story – became integral to her own methods of visual narration from this early stage.