Photographer Lekha Singh takes us to her journeys around the world. Equipped with her camera, the Indo-American artist went to meet millions of women carrying the survival of their families and communities with their bare hands. Water, food, raw materials, linen, work objects… These burdens come in lots of shape and never seem to lighten, despite the years passing.
From June 29, 2022, to January 3, 2023, the musée de l’Homme invites us to discover this incredible photographic work. Displayed in the foyer Germaine Tillion, Lekha Singh’s pieces allow us to discover hard realities, uplifted by the artist’s eye who tells the stories of these women carrying the world.
In the fields, at the markets, in villages and cities on the roads from all over the world, we see them: women carrying spectacular loads to survive, to try and give a better life to their closed ones. Far from being tearful, this exhibition is a tribute to the strength of these women, a celebration of their courage.
Asia, Africa, America: no matter where they come from, how old they are, what their skins are like, the lives of these women are alike. Lekha Singh also condemns global warming, the progress of desertification, wars, globalization or the inequality of opportunity preventing women from exiting their situations despite all their efforts.
The vibrant colors, the exceptional landscapes, the clear pictures, the beauty of these strong women transform a difficult topic into a magnificent journey. This is a genuine love letter the photograph sends to her muses through shots showing the importance of daily tasks often made invisible.
Pictures come with short texts and data allowing us to better understand these women's daily lives and actions - information making how brave they are even more striking. With her talent and passion, Lekha Singh manages to tell a story in one shot.
A very beautiful exhibition to discover at the Musée de l’Homme, to better understand the life of millions of people across the world.
Dates and Opening Time
From 29 June 2022 to 2 January 2023
Musée de l'Homme
17 place du Trocadero
75116 Paris 16
Tarif : billet inclus dans le billet unique du Musée de l'Homme.