The wife of a Muslim dyer presents herself for a portrait in purdah, a  tradition in which a veil is worn by women to prevent men, other than those in their family, from seeing their faces.


by Cary Wolinsky
Item number:  CW0036
Location: Varanasi, India
Created:  1982    Copyright:  1982

Edition and Image Sizes:  Not including border. 
27h by 18w inches, edition 30          

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Frame:  Unframed
Print Method:  Archival Inkjet
Signature:  Obverse, right side, Cary S Wolinsky

Published:  Purdah was first published by National Geographic magazine as the lead photo in the story The Art of Photography at National Geographic in its 100th anniversary edition in September of 1988. It was published in 2013 by Taschen Books in the limited edition, three volume set, National Geographic. 

Collections:  Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Gallery Information:  Pucker Gallery, Boston

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