Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Rosalind Solomon photograph

Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2001.02
Creators:
Solomon, Rosalind, 1930-
Dates:
1982
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Print
silver gelatin
image 38 x 38 cm., mounted 63 x 53 cm.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
One silver gelatin print taken by photographer Rosalind Solomon. Signed on the verso of the mat and captioned "The Rama Lila Players Backstage, Festival of Dussehra, Kangra 1982". A group of women, some in festival costume and facial paint, appear in a stage set.

Arrangement
Arrangement
One oversized folder.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Dussehra, or Vijayadashami, is a festival celebrated in India and Nepal each autumn which commemorates the defeat of the demon king, Ravana, by the prince Rama (as recounted in the ancient Hindu epic the Ramayana). The Rama Lila refers to the activities performed by Rama during his time on earth; the re-enactment of the Rama Lila takes place over the ten days of Dussehra, culminating o the tenth day with the slaying of Ravana by Rama.
Biographical / Historical
American photographer Rosalind Solomon (b. 1930) took up photography in 1968 after a trip to Japan. Since then she has worked in Nepal, India and South America, capturing images of native lifestyles and religious rituals. Solomon is also known for her portraits.

Administration
Custodial History
Gift of the Charles Blitzer Estate, 2001.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2001.02


Keywords
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Kangra (India : District) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
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