On-view photographs explore climate’s diverse impact on lives

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New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) What lies inside of houses in three cities with completely disparate climates was what German photographer Andre Lutzen enquired with his photography collection “Living Climate”, some of which are currently on exhibition at the India International Centre (IIC) here.

Titled “Living Climate: A Tale of Three Cities”, the exhibition focusses on Kochi (India), Arkhangelsk (Russia) and Khartoum (Sudan).

While Kochi is a rainy, dreamy city in India’s Kerala, Arkhangelsk can see temperatures as low as minus forty degrees. The sub-Saharan city of Khartoum, on the contrary, is a city known for its dry heat.

Through his collection, Lutzen documents how weather conditions of a region can impact the lives and living conditions of people, in the domain of their homes.

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The photographs, taken between 2014 and 2017 by the Hamburg-born lensman, explore “how climate circumstances define living situations and effect a very diverse interplay between private and public”, IIC said in a statement.

Put simply, they are a photographer’s view of how the local climate diversifies living conditions.

Lutzen’s work has been exhibited in Hamburg’s photo-galleries and at the New York Photo Festival and at Photo Espana.

His photographs have been published in several monographs: “Generation Boul Fale” (2001), “Loch im Kopf” (2005), “Before Elvis There Was Nothing” (2008), “Public Private Hanoi” (2010), “Zhili Byli” (2014), “Inside Out Kochi” (2015) and “Up-River Book” (2017), the statement added.

The exhibition opened for the public on Wednesday, and will continue till October 10.

–IANS

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