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Dalrymple to come out with first book of photographs

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016,17:15 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Writer-historian William Dalrymple’s first book of photographs documenting pictures of landscape, which convey potent solitude and brooding strokes will be published this month. He brings elegance, inquiry and grace to the photographic form in The Writer’s Eye, a suite of black and white photographs, shot over two years, publisher HarperCollins India said.

The author of acclaimed books returns to a visual medium he first worked with in collegiate days, armed now with over two decades of writerly composure and brilliance, a statement said. Dalrymple said he was completely thrilled that HarperCollins India is publishing my photographs – the realisation of a long held dream.

According to HarperCollins India CEO Ananth Padmanabhan, We are incredibly excited; it’s a rare moment when a celebrated writer chooses another medium of art. William’s first book of photographs and we are delighted he chose to publish with us. Curated by bestselling writer and Sensorium Festival co-founder, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, The Writer’s Eye opens at Sunaparanta: Goa Centre for the Arts on March 18 in Goa; Vadehra Art Gallery, March 29 here; and the Grosvenor Gallery in June in London.

This show is supported by arts patrons Dattaraj, Dipti Salgaocar and Isheta Salgaocar, gallerists Roshini Vadehra, and Conor Macklin. Dalrymple is also one of the co-directors and founders of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Return of a King, White Mughals and Nine Lives.