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Head of a Drowned Woman (after Shunei)
© Pradip Malde

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Head of a Drowned Woman (after Shunei) 1984

Not on display

From a seemingly random selection of objects, Malde creates a visual poem. As he wrote in 1995: 'Photographs are windows into other worlds and other times, and as such, are capable of generating magic...certain placements of day to day events and objects can, if seen by the attuned eye, be revelatory and magical'. This is a platinum print, which has allowed the photographer to give a subtle effect to the details of the picture, from the scattered cellophane wrappings through the flowers to the ridges of the rough ground.

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Prints made on unsurfaced paper, containing light-sensitive iron salts and a platinum compound.



  • Acc. No. PGP 100.8
  • Medium Platinum print
  • Size 16.60 x 22.60 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1987