This photograph depicts a group of refugees at the Kurukshetra camp performing simple exercises to drive away lethargy and despair. Framed against a blank wall, as if in an ancient frieze, the wildly dancing figures appear eternally suspended between desperation and ecstasy.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount, verso C: "13 [sideways, encircled]"; inscribed in blue ink on mount, verso LR: "7 [sideways]"
John C. Waddell
Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. "Pantheon der Photographie," June 19, 1992–September 20, 1992.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 49," August 26, 2008–January 4, 2009.